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Sale Of Storage Tanks Raises Concerns About An Oil Terminal In Oregon

A proposal by Portland General Electric to sell nine oil storage tanks on the lower Columbia River has raised concerns about a potential oil-by-rail terminal in Oregon. 15 more words

OPB - Oregon Public Broadcasting

Governor announces interim appointment to Public Utilities Commission

A natural energy researcher is the governor’s latest pick for the Public Utilities Commission.

Gov. David Ige announced the interim appointment of James (Jay) Griffin, a faculty member at the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Natural Energy Institute. 97 more words

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Coos County voters reject ban on Jordan Cove natural gas terminal

Voters in Coos County rejected a ballot measure Tuesday that would have banned the controversial Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas export terminal and its 231-mile feeder pipeline. 63 more words

The Oregonian

Ratepayers and activists insist PGE reject natural gas

Students, ratepayers, “raging grannies,” developers, politicians, and environmental activists packed a public meeting hall Monday to give state regulators and executives from Portland General Electric an earful about staying away from natural gas. 63 more words

The Oregonian

PGE suspends permitting of new gas power plants in Boardman

Portland General Electric has suspended efforts to permit two new natural gas plants at a site in Boardman, about 150 miles east of Portland, saying it is in negotiations to potentially acquire existing resources instead. 43 more words

The Oregonian

PGE backs off its request to build two natural gas plants

Utility had been pressed by environmentalists, business, city and county leaders and Public Utility Commission staff to reconsider the expensive plants

Portland General Electric formally suspended its effort Friday to get two new natural gas-fired plants approved at its Carty Generating Station in Eastern Oregon, the same day that Oregon Public Utility Commission staff dashed some cold water on PGE’s plans to seek the new power plants. 15 more words

Portland Tribune