Boardman's Chimney is demolished, marking the end of a coal era in Oregon

Boardman’s Chimney is demolished, marking the end of a coal era in Oregon

A demolition contractor on Thursday implode the imposing chimney and the 19-story boiler at Portland General Electric’s closed coal-fired power plant near Boardman, symbolically bringing the era of coal-fired power generation to Oregon. Imported electricity generated from coal is still flowing through transmission cables across the Pacific Northwest, but that also appears to be ending …

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