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Sen. Jeff Merkley Urges Physicians, Nurses to Raise Their Voices

The Lund Report
Healthcare reform, environmental legislation wouldn't have been possible without the voices of providers, he told those attending the Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility event

January 22, 2013 -- According to public opinion polls, U.S. Senators are less well-liked and less well-respected than cockroaches, Sen. Jeff Merkley told a small crowd of physicians, nurses and community members last week. Doctors and nurses, on the other, consistently rank at the top of public opinion polls – so when it comes to public policy, their opinions often hold more sway.

Legislature Should Approve DEQ Air Toxics Grant

The Lund Report
We owe it to our children whose schools have among the worst air quality in the nation which has the potential to cause unnecessary cancer deaths

OPINION May 20, 2011 – The Ways and Means Committee agenda in Salem on Monday is a topic of great discussion among many concerned Oregon parents.

With the simple act of putting a DEQ grant request on its agenda, the Ways and Means Committee will help Oregon take a giant step closer to cleaner air for our children. This is a DEQ request for federal dollars to provide additional air quality monitoring. No match from Oregon is required. Toxic air near our schools is an Oregon-wide problem, and it's time for Salem to take actions to protect Oregon's children.

Toxic Emissions Impact People Living in West Eugene

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A survey conducted by the Oregon Toxics Alliance finds that residents can detect air pollution which is causing respiratory and cardiovascular problems
Dec. 1, 2010 -- Oregon Toxics Alliance (OTA), a Eugene-based environmental health advocacy organization, recently surveyed 329 families, of whom 11 percent were Latino, about the health effects of living in a heavily industrial area of Eugene.
 
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