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Cutting Oregon's Lines To Coal Plants

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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. 

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.  


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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.