December 22nd, 2009 | by Ari Phillips News | Posted In: CLEAN UP, Environment

Enviros: PGE’s Boardman Coal Plant is Oregon's Dirtiest (UPDATED with PGE comment)

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Oregon enviros rolled out their "naughty and nice" list today as part of a new report by Environment Oregon entitled, “America's Biggest Polluters: Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Power Plants in 2007.”

The report. which examines carbon dioxide emissions from power plants nationwide using data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, found that PGE's Boardman coal plant is Oregon's dirtiest power plant for CO2 pollution.

According to the study, the Boardman plant (which was commissioned in 1980) on the Columbia River produces the same amount of global warming pollution in a year as 844,000 cars.

A message seeking comment from PGE's media relations department wasn't immediately returned.

PGE spokesman Steve Corson said he hasn't had a chance yet to review the report fully. But he noted that PGE has supported comprehensive efforts to regulate carbon emissions in Congress, and that the report shows the Boardman plant "being the largest emitter in Oregon is not to state it's a very large factor on a national scale."

To read the report for yourself, visit www.environmentoregon.org.
 
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