EPA Issues Damning Critique of Oregon’s Water Quality Anti-Degradation Policies

Concluding the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) does not have its existing house in order to protect water quality, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a damning critique of Oregon’s policies that are supposed to protect the state’s water from being degraded. Completing the review pursuant to a federal court order, EPA found that key parts of Oregon’s policies are not consistent with federal law because they fail to protect water quality, human […]

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