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Portland General Electric (PGE) Violating Federal Clean Air Standards

October 06, 2010

The US Environmental Protection Agency Says PGE Must Clean Up Dirty Boardman Coal-fired Power Plant: Portland General Electric has received a Notice of Violation from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) stating that PGE’s pollution levels at the Boardman coal-fired power plant are illegal under the federal Clean Air Act.  This notice arrives on the heels of months of public comment to state-level agencies in which overwhelming public support was expressed for transition off-coal at Boardman at the earliest possible time in a way that also maintains strong air quality standards.  


Follow these links to read our clients’ news release, the EPA’s letter to PGE and Notice of Violation, plus a timeline of PGE’s history of avoiding environmental regulation. 


PEAC’s clients in this important case are the Sierra Club, Northwest Environmental Defense CenterFriends of the Columbia GorgeHells Canyon Preservation Council,and Columbia Riverkeeper.