From public ownership of our beaches to passage of the nation’s first bottle bill, Oregon set the pace for the nation in protecting our quality of life and our environment. Yet, Oregon’s air quality regulations have not kept up. We must do more to ensure our air, soil and water are safer for people.

Leaders at the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) are working together to reform Oregon’s industrial air toxics regulations and align them with human health. This new program is called “Cleaner Air Oregon.”

In the coming months, DEQ and OHA will engage Oregon residents across the state to provide input on how these new health-based standards are written, implemented and enforced.