City of Pendleton Air Quality Commission

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On Wednesday June 15, at 6:30 pm in the City Hall Community Room, the City Air Quality Commission will be meeting. The guest speaker will be Ms. Rachel Sakata, Program Lead for PM 2.5. Ms Sakata will be discussing the findings of the Woodsmoke Work Group that was appointed under House Bill 3068. The purpose of the work group was “to evaluate current programs and identify new strategies and funding options to maintain and build upon the current progress DEQ has made to address woodstove smoke, while acknowledging the unique challenges surrounding wood smoke issues including an easily accessible wood supply, lack of natural gas in some communities, economic barriers to struggling communities, lack of municipal staffing to implement programs, and a strong culture of woodstove use in the state