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Conservation groups say state regulators are allowing power plant developers to avoid carbon fees

The Oregonian

“Perennial’s attempt to meet the Sept 23rd construction deadline by building a road to nowhere is clearly an attempt to avoid applying for another site certificate extension, which would subject Perennial’s gas power plant to Oregon updated and strengthened carbon dioxide standard,” Damon Motz-Storey, healthy climate director for Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, told the council. “We urge the council to intervene and prevent staff from allowing Perennial to commence construction without complying with all pre-construction requirements.”

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