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Student Groups Bring Artistic Spin to Boardman Coal Plant Debate

As Portland General Electric prepares to release new plan for coal plant's fate, college students paint a vision of a coal-free future.

When: Tuesday, August 17, 2010, at 12pm

Where: Outside the World Trade Center, at SW 1st Ave and SW Salmon St
PORTLAND, OR - On Tuesday, August 17, at 12 pm, the Sierra Student Coalition and Cascade Climate Network will hold a sidewalk rally outside PGE's Portland offices, to showcase a community painting designed by art students at Linfield College.

The painting, which will be completed by students and community members earlier that day, uses art media to depict a vision of Oregon's future powered by clean energy and green jobs, not polluting power sources like PGE's Boardman Coal Plant. Students will unveil the completed artwork outside PGE's offices, and speakers representing the Sierra Student Coalition and Cascade Climate Network will urge PGE to close the Boardman Coal Plant by 2015.

This event, timed to coincide roughly with PGE's release of a new plan for the Boardman Coal Plant, comes after months of student engagement in Department of Environmental Quality and Public Utilities Commission decisions over how long this plant should be allowed to continue polluting the air. Student groups are urging PGE to retire the coal plant within five years and replace it with cleaner sources of energy.

Who: The Sierra Student Coalition and Cascade Climate Network

What: Students and community members will unveil a painting depicting Oregon's coal-free future outside PGE's offices

When: Tuesday, August 17, 2010, at 12pm

Where: Outside the World Trade Center, at SW 1st Ave and SW Salmon St.

A Sierra Club organizer and two students will appear on a Public Access program Wednesday evening around 6:00 to discuss the event, the artwork and the need to move quickly towards clean energy, green jobs, and away from polluting power sources such as coal fired power plants.

homepage: homepage: http://www.sierraclub.org/coal/or/default.aspx


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