Lawmakers convene workshop to discuss area's thorniest air quality issues
People concerned about the Portland area's pressing air toxics issues are invited to a workshop on Friday with local lawmakers, state regulators and others.
Presenters will discuss health impacts of air toxics in the region, efforts to address diesel pollution, what activists have done to forge Good Neighbor Agreements with polluters, and lead emissions at the Hillsboro Airport, among other topics.
The session is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, June 6, in the Moriarty Auditorium at Portland Community Colleges Cascade Campus, 705 N. Killingsworth St. in Portland. Public testimony will be taken at 2 p.m.
Hosts are state Senator Michael Dembrow, now chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, and State Rep. Mitch Greenlick, chairman of the House Committee on Health Care. Both are Portland Democrats.
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