Washington County unanimously voted to extend the permit for Nature's Need's composting facility, despite angry residents.
The changes — which include diverting commercial food waste to another site — did not satisfy the critics. In public testimony and private conversations outside the hearing, they accused the commission of destroying the livability North Plains until at least the end of 2015, when the franchise expires.
The city has so far received more 1,500 odor complaints from more than 600 people.
Read more at The Portland Tribune.