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


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