Comment from Mcbride, Dennis
Oregon law calls for a 75-percent cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, a figure the council has determined will only be reached with a virtual elimination of coal from the power system. And while the council cannot order any coal plants to be shuttered, it can chart a course for a future that gradually reduces greenhouse gas emissions, a goal that's proven itself to be both economically and morally necessary. Plus, cutting out coal power would have relatively minor rate impacts, according to the council's own analysis. STOP thinking COAL, START thinking Natural GAS.