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Clean Air Advocates Converge On Oregon Senate Hearing

May 23, 2016

Hundreds of people, worried about clean air, converged on Oregon’s Legislature Monday, to speak at a senate hearing.

Last week Gov. Kate Brown issued a cease and desist order to Bullseye Glass, after air monitors identified it as a source of lead emissions.

Mary Peveto with "Neighbors For Clean Air" called it a sea-change event — for the state to use health as the basis for air emission standards.

She said people converged on Salem to maintain that pressure. "We just really want to make sure that this new found commitment to health risk really becomes the norm, not an exception.”

People from Portland were joined by residents from Corvallis and The Dalles, concerned about emissions in their towns.

Bullseye is working to install filters on its furnaces to comply with air quality rules.

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