Friends and Allies Secure PGE Boardman Closure, Pollution Controls, $2.5 Million Restoration Fund

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 19, 2011

(Portland, OR) – Northwest residents can look forward to cleaner air in the next ten years as conservation groups and Portland General Electric (PGE) today announced an agreement that will establish a $2.5 million fund for environmental restoration and job-creating clean energy projects in Oregon, reduce acid-rain causing pollution from PGE’s Boardman coal-fired power plant, and require the plant to cease burning coal by no later than 2020 through a court-enforceable decree.  

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