The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is now reviewing a “Title V” operating permit that would allow Portland General Electric’s Boardman coal plant to continue polluting our environment and harming our health. This permit is an opportunity for DEQ to require full compliance with the Clean Air Act by requiring the best available pollution control technology at the plant. These costly measures could force PGE to close by 2014. We need you to tell the DEQ to follow the Clean Air Act and hold Boardman to the highest air quality standards.
Portland General Electric operates Oregon’s only coal plant located in Boardman, Oregon. The Boardman Coal Plant emits 5 million tons of carbon dioxide, 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 global warming pollution.
Please join the Sierra Club and Friends of the Columbia Gorge at this very important hearing! Come early to get a free sign and t-shirt to show your support for clean air in Oregon.Stay tuned for information on a pre-hearing meeting where you can get all the info you need for this very important hearing. For more information and to RSVP contact Robin Everett at 503-238-0442 x307 or firstname.lastname@example.org.