Cutting Oregon's Lines To Coal Plants

Jan 20, 2016

Oregon's last coal-burning power plant is due to shut down in four years, but the state still gets power from out-of-state plants that burn coal. 

Coal grinder's in Oregon's Boardman plant.
Credit Ninjanabe/Wikimedia Commons

The Oregon Clean Electricity and Coal Transition Plan aims to flip that switch to OFF as well. 

The Citizens' Utility Board of Oregon negotiated the plan with Oregon's two largest power companies

The idea is to boost the use of renewable power by both companies through legislation. 

We collect some of the major players for a discussion about next steps in the legislature.