Emission goals hard to reach

Multnomah County has cut down on emissions, but still won’t reach its 2010 reduction goal.

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Greenhouse gas emissions in Multnomah County dropped 3% from the previous year; an improvement, but not enough to reach Portland’s goals of reducing emissions 10% from 1990 levels by next year.

The reduction largely appears traceable to reduced driving spurred by last year’s $4-a-gallon gas prices, says Michael Armstrong, deputy director of the Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability.

On a per-capita basis, greenhouse gas emissions in the county dropped 4 percent last year, but the net reduction was smaller because of population growth.

Read the full story at the Portland Tribune.

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