Industry News

EPA Selects Communities in Alaska, Oregon and Washington for Brownfields Assessment and Cleanup Grants.

[6/02/17] EPA has selected communities in Alaska, Oregon and Washington for Brownfields environmental site assessment and cleanup grants. The grants, ranging from nearly $200,000 up to $600,000, will be used to conduct brownfield site assessments and cleanups to help redevelop vacant and underutilized properties, transforming them into an asset for both the community and the local economy while protecting public health and the environment.   more

Forth Opens First-of-its-Kind Electric Vehicle Showcase.

[6/02/17] Portland, Oregon is now home to the nation’s first electric vehicle showroom, where visitors can learn about and experience the benefits of driving electric in a brand-neutral, no-pressure environment. The Go Forth Electric Vehicle Showcase offers free vehicle test drives and helps visitors find the car to fit their needs.   more

Oregon DEQ Seeks Comments on Metro Metals Remediation Plan.

[5/22/17] The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality seeks comments on its proposed consent judgment for remedial design and action with Metro Metals concerning the removal of contaminated soil and sediments within East Whitaker Pond, and settle potential liability associated with Columbia Slough sediment and natural resource damages.  more

GC3 Challenge: Developing New Preservatives for Personal Care & Household Products.

[5/04/17] The Green Chemistry & Commerce Council (GC3) has launched a prize competition: Developing New Preservatives for Personal Care & Household Products. The GC3 and sponsors are looking for new, safe, and effective preservatives with the ultimate goal of accelerating the development and commercialization of these alternatives. This Challenge seeks ideas for broad spectrum or single action chemical agents and preservative boosters/multi-functional ingredients. Beyond the prize pool of $175K (with a minimum single award of $25K), this Challenge also offers the opportunity for up to 5 finalists to present their technologies and network with representatives from product companies and suppliers.   more