The Big Idea: Toxic Air

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The Big Idea: Toxic Air
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Recent revelations of toxic air in Portland have shaken the city. But it’s not the first time we’ve been dealing with a public health threat around our air quality. And it’s not the first time the state Department of Environmental Quality has been criticized for its lax approach to environmental polluters. How on earth, in green Portland, did our air get so bad and why has the state moved so slowly to deal with the potential threats? Are there more looming threats or hotspots on the horizon? And what can we do as a community to get back on track?

Rob Davis, investigative environmental reporter for the Oregonian | OregonLive, will moderate a panel of community members and experts to discuss this important issue facing Portlanders.

Panelists include:

• Art Williams, director (retired), Louisville (Ky.) Metro Air Pollution Control District
• Dr. Linda George, professor, Environmental Science and Management, Portland State University
• Mary Peveto, president, Neighbors for Clean Air
• John Wasiutynski, director, Multnomah County Office of Sustainability

This is a free event

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The Big Idea brings together experts, community leaders and citizens to discuss important public policy issues affecting Oregonians. The yearlong series explores topics chosen by The Oregonian News & Editorial teams. Presented by The Standard.
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By: The Oregonian

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