House Directs DEQ to Find Ways to Help Residents with Older Wood Stoves

Rep. Mark Johnson sponsored a bill that could produce legislation in 2016 to help the state cut down on a key source of air pollution. Oregon’s poor air quality in some parts of the state put it at risk of sanctions from the federal government.

The House passed a bill Thursday asking the Department of Environmental Quality to study and develop ways to combat a public health nuisance -- wood smoke.

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