Comment from Silverforb, Judith
Oregon law calls for a 75-percent cut in 1990’s greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, a figure that will only be reached with a virtual elimination of coal from the power system. And while the no coal plants can be shuttered, we need to 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. It's time we cut our ties with coal. Simply put, the Northwest Power and Conservation Council’s very good draft could become a great plan. It can build on its already-solid foundation of efficiency and clean energy and build toward a low-carbon energy future that will meet growing need while shrinking its impact on the environment.