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Public Hearing to Decide Coal's Fate in Oregon

June 23, 2010
Portland, Oregon

Portland General Electric (PGE) operates Oregon’s only coal plant located in Boardman, Oregon. The Boardman Coal Plant emits 5 million tons of carbon dioxide (that’s equivalent to almost 1 million cars), over 15,000 tons of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide and over 200 pounds of mercury every single year, making it Oregon’s largest stationary source of global warming pollution.

Oregon’s clean energy future can only happen if we act take action to kick Oregon’s addiction to coal. The Oregon Public Utilities Commission is holding an important public hearing to decide whether or not to invest over half a billion dollars in the aging coal plant and run it till 2040. 

We need you to attend and tell the PUC that further investment into this aging coal plant is bad for Oregon. By attending this hearing you can help ensure that Oregon goes coal-free and invests in a clean energy future!

When: Wednesday, June 23rd, 6:30—8:30 pm

Where: The Portland Building, 1120 SW 5th Avenue, Portland, Oregon

Go here for more information, or contact Robin Everett at the Sierra Club.

To read Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility's public testimony on Boardman, please go here.