Read this detailed article by investigative reporter, Paul Koberstein, then challenge Oregon DEQ to come clean and do the right thing. No more deception!  DEQ ‘Info’ meeting, March 7, 2017. 6pm Red Lion at Jantzen Beach. Get there early.
Pdx North Harbor Neighbors                    List of Demands: 

1) Stack Monitoring 

2) Emission Controls reinstalled NOW

3) Recategorize as Title V Polluter

4) Cease and Desist Order


DEQ told a concerned citizen recently, “Don’t call the Governor!”  We think that’s preposterous! So here’s Governor Kate Brown’s office number:  503-378-4582, press 3 to leave a comment. 

In deep denial for over a decade, DEQ continues to mislead the public about the toxic emissions they allow oil refineries APES and ORRCO to emit directly into the air shed. 

What can YOU do? Be prepared. Get fired up. Speak Up during the DEQ public hearing March 7, 2017, 6 pm, Oxford Suites, Hayden Island. 

Here’s the video playlist of my 10 short videos created to provide you background:
Don’t accept DEQ excuses anymore. Demand they protect us and stop fogging the issues.  Demand they use REAL data to write air contamination permits, NOT the old-fashioned, unsubstantiated, fuzzy math provided by the oil refiners themselves. Demand they do their job. 

And then….stay tuned for chilling new information about this disturbing DEQ cover up.

Episodes 6 -10 of “Pulling Back the Curtain” -an informational video series about Portland’s oil re-refiners and how Oregon’s DEQ has mislead the concerned public about them for years. 

Episode 6 “PCB Shell Game”
Episode 7 “Let’s Do the Math!”

Episode 8- The Lopsided MAO agreement with APES

Episode 9—What we want

Episode 10- So glad you asked!


Episodes 1-5 of Pulling Back the Curtain are on:


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View APES air contamination permit:

View recent MAO -Mutual Agreement and Order signed by DEQ and APES/Clear Lube:

DEQ website regarding oil re-refiners APES and ORRCO –Portland North Harbor Air Quality:

Episodes 1-5 of Pulling Back the Curtain
DEQ Fact Sheet – Used Oil Burning


New website: or

First things first: the Facts

Need a diversion? Grab some popcorn and view these 3 minute educational videos explaining the facts and facets of Oregon’s oil re-refineries. It doesn’t take a petroleum engineer to know that it is not in the best interest of Oregon to allow these oil re-refineries to continue to run rogue.

  • Episode 1-Intro

  • Episode 2-A Decade of deception

  • Episode 3-PAHs that should give you pause

  • Episode 4-Stack testing? Yes please

  • Episode 5-Let’s call it what it is

  • Episode 6-coming soon.

In an upcoming video, I’ll address the illegal tank of PCBs onsite. It’s a shell game that APES/ Clear Lube and ORRCO are playing. They point fingers at each other, but anyone who touched it is responsible according to federal regs. In the meantime, the vulnerable tank of PCBs sits openly at the plant near the Columbia River, not behind any containment berms that tank farms are supposed to have. In case of flooding, puncture, ground settling, natural disaster, the upcoming earthquake*, or even terrorism, the tank farm is vulnerable. (*As was mentioned in other public testimony at EQC meeting yesterday)
This is a huge risk to the public, the environment, the DEQ and EQC.