SEVERE WX : Winter Weather Advisory View Alerts

Brown announces Oregon environmental legislation

One of the goals of the legislation, announced Wednesday, is to protect public health welfare from the adverse effects of pollution and climate change.

Posted: Oct 3, 2018 2:48 PM
Updated: Oct 29, 2018 4:26 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has announced legislation that would maintain Oregon's water and air quality rules at the same level or higher than they were the day before President Donald Trump took office.

Oregon Public Broadcasting reports that one of the goals of the legislation, announced Wednesday, is to protect public health welfare from the adverse effects of pollution and climate change.

With the new legislation, called the Oregon Environmental Protection Act, Brown said she is looking to inspire a national movement of states to oppose what she called the "unprecedented and aggressive attack" on clean air and water.

The Trump administration has undertaken several actions to overturn or delay environmental laws from taking effect.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 137600

Reported Deaths: 1877
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah29040464
Washington19216179
Marion16668247
Clackamas11989141
Lane8724113
Jackson712295
Umatilla697673
Deschutes517140
Yamhill329448
Malheur319855
Linn319449
Polk256340
Klamath252446
Josephine182636
Benton181714
Douglas175944
Jefferson173425
Union114617
Wasco111723
Columbia107518
Lincoln102717
Coos98315
Hood River97621
Morrow96310
Clatsop7075
Crook65213
Baker5825
Tillamook3692
Curry3245
Lake2485
Grant2171
Harney1806
Wallowa993
Gilliam531
Sherman470
Wheeler201
Unassigned00
Eugene
Cloudy
38° wxIcon
Hi: 41° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 33°
Corvallis
Cloudy
37° wxIcon
Hi: 39° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 30°
Roseburg
Cloudy
36° wxIcon
Hi: 40° Lo: 31°
Feels Like: 36°
North Bend
Cloudy
43° wxIcon
Hi: 44° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 40°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events