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7:17 am
Thu July 3, 2014

A Northwest Utility Steps Back From Coal, Pivots To Natural Gas

Portland General Electric's Carty Generating Station will come online in two years. The natrual gas plant will power up to 300,000 homes.
Courtney Flatt

BOARDMAN, Ore. -- Even before the Obama administration’s recent proposal to curb carbon from coal-fired plants, some utility companies were turning away from coal and using more natural gas.

Exhibit A: Portland General Electric’s plans for its Boardman, Oregon location. It’s building a natural gas plant while shutting down its coal plant.

Construction crews are busy at PGE’s newest natural gas generating station. They’re getting ready to pour a concrete foundation for the plant.

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NPR Story
7:17 am
Thu July 3, 2014

A Northwest Utility Steps Back From Coal, Pivots To Natural Gas

Portland General Electric's Carty Generating Station will come online in two years. The natrual gas plant will power up to 300,000 homes.
Courtney Flatt

BOARDMAN, Ore. -- Even before the Obama administration’s recent proposal to curb carbon from coal-fired plants, some utility companies were turning away from coal and using more natural gas.

Exhibit A: Portland General Electric’s plans for its Boardman, Oregon location. It’s building a natural gas plant while shutting down its coal plant.

Construction crews are busy at PGE’s newest natural gas generating station. They’re getting ready to pour a concrete foundation for the plant.

Read more
NPR Story
7:17 am
Thu July 3, 2014

A Northwest Utility Steps Back From Coal, Pivots To Natural Gas

Portland General Electric's Carty Generating Station will come online in two years. The natrual gas plant will power up to 300,000 homes.
Courtney Flatt

BOARDMAN, Ore. -- Even before the Obama administration’s recent proposal to curb carbon from coal-fired plants, some utility companies were turning away from coal and using more natural gas.

Exhibit A: Portland General Electric’s plans for its Boardman, Oregon location. It’s building a natural gas plant while shutting down its coal plant.

Construction crews are busy at PGE’s newest natural gas generating station. They’re getting ready to pour a concrete foundation for the plant.

Read more
NPR Story
7:17 am
Thu July 3, 2014

A Northwest Utility Steps Back From Coal, Pivots To Natural Gas

Portland General Electric's Carty Generating Station will come online in two years. The natrual gas plant will power up to 300,000 homes.
Courtney Flatt

BOARDMAN, Ore. -- Even before the Obama administration’s recent proposal to curb carbon from coal-fired plants, some utility companies were turning away from coal and using more natural gas.

Exhibit A: Portland General Electric’s plans for its Boardman, Oregon location. It’s building a natural gas plant while shutting down its coal plant.

Construction crews are busy at PGE’s newest natural gas generating station. They’re getting ready to pour a concrete foundation for the plant.

Read more
NPR Story
7:17 am
Thu July 3, 2014

A Northwest Utility Steps Back From Coal, Pivots To Natural Gas

Portland General Electric's Carty Generating Station will come online in two years. The natrual gas plant will power up to 300,000 homes.
Courtney Flatt

BOARDMAN, Ore. -- Even before the Obama administration’s recent proposal to curb carbon from coal-fired plants, some utility companies were turning away from coal and using more natural gas.

Exhibit A: Portland General Electric’s plans for its Boardman, Oregon location. It’s building a natural gas plant while shutting down its coal plant.

Construction crews are busy at PGE’s newest natural gas generating station. They’re getting ready to pour a concrete foundation for the plant.

Read more
NPR Story
4:08 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Lawsuit Over Air Pollution Permits Targets Oregon Oil Terminal

This dock at the Port of St. Helens near Clatskanie, Oregon, is a component of a crude oil shipping project on the Columbia River. A lawsuit filed by environmental groups claims the project's operator lacks proper air pollution permits.
Cassandra Profita

The operator of an an oil-shipping terminal near Clatskanie in Northwest Oregon is being sued by environmental groups that say the facility lacks the proper permits and is doing environmental harm to local communities.

In 2012, an ethanol plant near Clatskanie was converted to handle the export of crude oil to West Coast refineries.

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NPR Story
4:08 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Lawsuit Over Air Pollution Permits Targets Oregon Oil Terminal

This dock at the Port of St. Helens near Clatskanie, Oregon, is a component of a crude oil shipping project on the Columbia River. A lawsuit filed by environmental groups claims the project's operator lacks proper air pollution permits.
Cassandra Profita

The operator of an an oil-shipping terminal near Clatskanie in Northwest Oregon is being sued by environmental groups that say the facility lacks the proper permits and is doing environmental harm to local communities.

In 2012, an ethanol plant near Clatskanie was converted to handle the export of crude oil to West Coast refineries.

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NPR Story
4:08 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Lawsuit Over Air Pollution Permits Targets Oregon Oil Terminal

This dock at the Port of St. Helens near Clatskanie, Oregon, is a component of a crude oil shipping project on the Columbia River. A lawsuit filed by environmental groups claims the project's operator lacks proper air pollution permits.
Cassandra Profita

The operator of an an oil-shipping terminal near Clatskanie in Northwest Oregon is being sued by environmental groups that say the facility lacks the proper permits and is doing environmental harm to local communities.

In 2012, an ethanol plant near Clatskanie was converted to handle the export of crude oil to West Coast refineries.

Read more
NPR Story
4:08 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Lawsuit Over Air Pollution Permits Targets Oregon Oil Terminal

This dock at the Port of St. Helens near Clatskanie, Oregon, is a component of a crude oil shipping project on the Columbia River. A lawsuit filed by environmental groups claims the project's operator lacks proper air pollution permits.
Cassandra Profita

The operator of an an oil-shipping terminal near Clatskanie in Northwest Oregon is being sued by environmental groups that say the facility lacks the proper permits and is doing environmental harm to local communities.

In 2012, an ethanol plant near Clatskanie was converted to handle the export of crude oil to West Coast refineries.

Read more
NPR Story
4:08 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Lawsuit Over Air Pollution Permits Targets Oregon Oil Terminal

This dock at the Port of St. Helens near Clatskanie, Oregon, is a component of a crude oil shipping project on the Columbia River. A lawsuit filed by environmental groups claims the project's operator lacks proper air pollution permits.
Cassandra Profita

The operator of an an oil-shipping terminal near Clatskanie in Northwest Oregon is being sued by environmental groups that say the facility lacks the proper permits and is doing environmental harm to local communities.

In 2012, an ethanol plant near Clatskanie was converted to handle the export of crude oil to West Coast refineries.

Read more

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