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Power plants are Oregon's biggest polluters

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Friday, January 13, 2012

Electric power plants are Oregon's largest source of greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new federal database.

Oregon's only coal-fired plant -- Portland General Electric's Boardman generation plant -- topped the Environmental Protection Agency's list of 2010 emissions for Oregon, followed by five natural-gas fueled power plants throughout the state. 
Boardman released nearly 4 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent, equal to the annual emissions of roughly 800,000 passenger vehicles, EPA says. But the plant, not huge by power industry standards, was only the 194th largest emitter nationwide.
Oregon's large-source total -- about 0.4 percent of the nationwide tally -- was less than the state's 1.2 percent share of the U.S. population.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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