Protecting Oregon's Environment
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Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Air Quality


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How we get around and how we design communities affects our environment. DEQ is working to protect public health and Oregon's environment by monitoring pollution from on-road mobile sources like cars and trucks, providing financial incentives to encourage cleaner diesels, promoting alternative commute options, developing low-carbon fuel standards and adopting stricter vehicle emission rules. Here you will find information on the many ways DEQ promotes sustainable transportation and learn what you can do to lower your transportation footprint. Highway Photo

Land Use Issues

One goal of Oregon's unique land use requirements is to promote better air quality by reducing the amount of vehicle miles traveled. Transportation and growth management plans link community planning and transportation methods together to create vibrant and livable communities. Learn more about Oregon's land use laws.


Non-conventional fuel sources can be used to help diversity fuel resources in the United States.

Recycling and Reuse

Recycling helps in preserving our natural resources by reusing existing materials.

What You Can Do

Save money while lowering your vehicles environmental impact.


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For more information about Air Quality call 503-229-5696

For reporting pollution problems contact Complaints

For technical assistance contact DEQINFO

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Headquarters: 700 NE Multnomah Street, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97232
Phone: 503-229-5696 or toll free in Oregon 1-800-452-4011
Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service: 1-800-735-2900  FAX: 503-229-6124

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is a regulatory agency authorized to protect Oregon's environment by
the State of Oregon and the Environmental Protection Agency.

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