Local Air Receives Failing Grade

EUGENE, Ore. — An American Lung Association air quality report gave the Eugene-Springfield metro area a failing grade for its air quality. In the 2013 air quality report, the American Lung Association ranks Eugene as the 14th worst place for air particle pollution and gives the area an F grade for this type of pollution. … Continue reading »

County Discusses LRAPA’s Future

EUGENE, Ore. — This week Lane County commissioners discussed the value of the Lane Regional Air Protection Agency (LRAPA). Commissioners mulled whether a state agency would be better for the air and the budget. LRAPA says the discussion was initiated by county commissioners to address that very issue prior to budget talks in the spring. … Continue reading »

Wildfires May Affect Local Air Quality

EUGENE, Ore. — Nearly 500 firefighters are working on the lines of the Pole Creek fire near Sisters. It’s up to 4,300 acres, but crews have it 5 percent contained. Though lightning caused several other fires that started this weekend, investigators say this fire is different. They don’t know its cause. What they do know … Continue reading »

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