Oregon is represented in the Oil Spill Task Force by the Emergency Response Program at the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ). The Emergency Response Program develops and implements strategies to protect human health and the environment from toxins through preventing, preparing for, and minimizing the danger posed by the release of dangerous chemicals. The Program works together with other government agencies and industry to prevent and respond to spills of these materials.
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
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The students in the Oregon Applied Sustainability Experience have begun their summer #internships. OASE is a collaboration between DEQ and Oregon Sea Grant to place students in paid internships with Oregon businesses. Students will conduct research on integrating green chemistry into product design, pollution prevention, GHG reduction and energy efficiency projects.
Today, we introduce you to Kylee Church, who is majoring in Environmental Science & Management at Portland State University. As an OASE Intern, she is working with Providence Portland Medical Center to reduce environmental and financial impacts through the implementation of a linen management program. #OASEIntern #sustainability ...
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You may have seen this equipment on the Willamette River near the Steel Bridge with fencing closing off the walkway by the river. This is part of a cleanup project – the last significant cleanup of contamination from historic operations in the downtown reach. More info on DEQ’s blog: ordeq.org/PGMcleanup
Once equipment staging is done, the fencing will remain, but people using the path won’t have to fully re-route. The path will just be about half its normal width.
Thank you for your patience!
#PGMcleanup #cleanwater #willametteriver ...
Applications are now open for Portland General Electric's Drive Change Fund Grants. These awards go to local organizations with projects that increase access to electric transportation.
Funding is supplied through the sale of Oregon Clean Fuels Program credits, which PGE aggregates on behalf of customers who charge their electric vehicles at home.
For more details on the Clean Fuels Program, visit go.usa.gov/xfxjx. #EVsDo you know a community organization hoping to make the switch to electric vehicles? Our PGE Drive Change fund can help, and applications for grants are now open! The Drive Change Fund dollars are made possible by our customers and the Oregon Clean Fuels program and are used to help electrify transportation in Oregon. Learn more: bit.ly/2YNS1fa #EVforEVeryone #ElectricVehicles ...
We are proud to participate in a partnership that supports restoring and protecting the health of watersheds and local ecosystems. #WaterQualityThe Drinking Water Providers Partnership, a collaboration of state and federal agencies and nonprofits, is celebrating our fifth anniversary by sharing $400,000 in grant funding for 13 key projects in Oregon and Washington! Funded projects will help protect community drinking water source areas, improve water quality and restore fish habitat in the Pacific Northwest. Partnership members include EPA, U.S. Forest Service Bureau of Land Management Oregon DEQ Washington State Department of Health Geos Institute The Freshwater Trust and WildEarth Guardians.
Learn more: bit.ly/3e0RXNz ...