Home Must Reads New EPA rule could affect Boardman plant

New EPA rule could affect Boardman plant

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Environmental Protection Agency's new regulation could prompt Portland General Electric to close its coal-fired Boardman plant earlier than 2020.

The EPA's new rule aims at curtailing emissions of mercury and other pollutants from the nation's 1,100 coal-fired plants by 2016 at the latest. 
Boardman is already set to meet emissions standards for mercury, a neurotoxin, under Oregon law. But it could have trouble meeting standards for other pollutants, including metals such as chromium and cadmium, even with the new controls it's already scheduled to install.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

{biztweet}boardman plant{/biztweet}

 

More Articles

Detox fashion

June 2014
Thursday, May 29, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER

Remember mood rings? A team of scientists at Oregon State University has designed what might be considered a 21st-century analog of the ’70s jewelry fad: a bracelet that reveals one’s exposure to pollutants.


Read more...

Beyond cheese

June 2014
Thursday, May 29, 2014
BY SOPHIA BENNETT

Tillamook expands its tourism niche.


Read more...

Downtime with Doug Gastich

June 2014
Thursday, May 29, 2014
BY JESSICA RIDGWAY

How the president of BlueVolt spends his free time.


Read more...

The business of running a food cart

News
Thursday, June 05, 2014
OBM1BY HANNAH WALLACE | OB BLOGGER

What does it take to launch and run one of these mobile food businesses?  


Read more...

The global challenge

News
Friday, June 27, 2014
062714 thumb globalmarketBY JASON NORRIS | OB BLOGGER

Over the last several months we have seen a wave of cross-border acquisitions, primarily U.S.-based companies looking to purchase non-U.S.-based companies. There are a few reasons for this, but the main culprit is the U.S. corporate tax system. The United States has one of the highest corporate tax rates in the world.


Read more...

Q&A: David Lively of Organically Grown Co.

News
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
OGCLogoBY HANNAH WALLACE | OB BLOGGER

Demand for organic food continues to soar: Last year, sales of organic food rose to $32.3 billion — up 10% from 2012. In Oregon, organic produce wholesaler Organically Grown Co. has been championing organic growing methods for four decades.


Read more...

Hipsters gone wild

June 2014
Thursday, May 29, 2014
BY JON BELL

A new generation of outdoor apparel companies targets the young and the urban.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS