Comment from Neil Mages, ND

1)Coal, which produces 23 percent of the region’s electricity but spews out 87 percent of the region’s pollution. 2)Oregon law calls for a 75-percent cut in 1990’s 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. 3)cutting out coal power would have relatively minor rate impacts, according to the council’s own analysis.