Clare Duffy and Hannah Sievert


What's that smell?

A project led by Ted Eckmann, a professor in the Department of Environmental Studies, has compelled the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to reconsider its ruling stating Daimler Trucks North America does not cause excessive “nuisance odors” in the university neighborhood. Now, the DEQ is in the midst of a follow-up investigation concerning the Daimler plant because Oregon State Representative and House Speaker Tina Kotek (D-Portland) urged the agency to reconsider the Daimler decision after noting that the UP study was more thorough than the DEQ’s research.