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Counties to Start Polluted Drinking Water Investigation from EPA Funds

The Morrow County Planning Department is ready to take the first official steps in a plan to address the drinking water crisis in the...

Electric Vehicle Sales Up in Oregon Thanks to Incentives, Report Says

By Grant Stringer/Oregon Capital Chronicle More Oregonians than ever are buying electric cars and the state is poised to see a major influx, in part...

Port of Morrow Announces Industrial Wastewater System Expansion

The Port of Morrow on Friday, May 12, announced it has met a 30% design milestone in the planning for a major investment to...

Boardman Residents Share Health Horror Stories During Kotek Visit

For months, the residents of Boardman have been asking Gov. Tina Kotek to visit their city and hear first-hand how contaminated water from their...

Port of Morrow Fails to Notify DEQ About Wastewater Leak

By Alex Baumhardt The Port of Morrow, the state’s second-largest port, faces a new violation over contamination in eastern Oregon that may have been going...

With Funds Shrinking, DEQ Pausing Electric Vehicle Purchase Rebates

By Alex Baumhardt A cash rebate program rewarding purchasers of electric vehicles is running out of money and will temporarily be suspended after April 30,...

Groups Blast DEQ Proposal on Factory Farm Gas Refinery

Last week, seven organizations in the Stand Up to Factory Farms coalition submitted comments blasting an Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) proposal to reduce certain...

DEQ Grants Port of Morrow Modified Permit for Wastewater Treatment

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has granted the Port of Morrow a modified permit for industrial wastewater treatment and land application. To comply with...

As Many as 60 Vehicles Crash on Interstate 5 On Wednesday

Interstate 5 was closed down most of Wednesday following a pileup involving more than 60 vehicles. Around 8 a.m., Oregon State Police troopers responded to...

Oregon DEQ Fines Lamb Weston $127,000 for Nitrogen Pollution

By Alex Baumhardt A Lamb Weston plant in Hermiston allowed hundreds of tons of excess nitrogen to be spread on two farms, potentially adding pollution...

Lawmakers Approve $882,000 for Water Emergencies in E. Oregon

By Alex Baumhardt State lawmakers granted nearly $6 million to address well water issues in eastern and southern Oregon. The money was approved at a meeting...

U.S. Senate’s Inflation Reduction Bill Seen as Big Win for Oregon

By Alex Baumhardt Clean energy developers, farmers, ranchers, forest and home owners in Oregon are slated to get hundreds of millions of dollars in grants,...

Transportation EV-olution: Oregon Reaches Electric Vehicle Milestone

The state of Oregon recently passed a milestone in its effort to bolster public opinion of electric vehicles. In April, the state surpassed 50,000 registered...

DEQ Launches Tool to Improve Public Access to Water Quality Data

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has released a new online tool that will give the public greater access to water quality monitoring data....

M.C. Commissioner Troubled by Inaction on High Nitrates in Water

This is just a portion of a special report by the Oregon Capital Chronicle. For the full story, click on the link at the...

Morrow County Declares Emergency Over Groundwater Nitrate Pollution

By Alex Baumhardt In an unprecedented action, the Morrow County Commission Thursday declared a local state of emergency over groundwater nitrate pollution that has compromised...

Report: Contamination Worsened as DEQ Went Easy on Port of Morrow

An investigation by the Oregon Capital Chronicle shows that the state’s chief environmental agency knowingly let the Port of Morrow pollute year after year,...

Corps to Connect Dam Wastewater System to Umatilla’s Sewer System

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District will begin construction this summer to connect the McNary Dam wastewater sewer system to the...

Investigation: Little Has Been Done About Port’s Polluted Water

By Alex Baumhardt, Cole Sinanian and Jael Calloway Guadalupe Martinez points to a 24-pack of bottled water by her kitchen sink with just a few...

DEQ Seeks Public Comment On Water Permit for Port of Morrow

By Alex Baumhardt The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is asking the public to weigh in on a revised water permit for the Port of Morrow, after...

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