The aim is to reduce the state’s overall emissions from electricity, fossil fuels like natural gas and diesel, and industrial processes like making cement, steel and semi-conductors.
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SALEM — The debate on climate change appears to have deepened the gap between the liberal politics of Portland and Eugene and the conservative politics of rural areas with natural resource and agricultural economies.
Sen. Bill Hansell, R-Athena, speaks on the Senate floor Saturday, June 29.
The perception that House Bill 2020 took from ruralites to give to Oregon’s cities gained significant traction, and played a significant role in the bill dying.
Protesters line the sidewalks Thursday near the Oregon Capitol protesting two climate bills in the Legislature. HB 2020, the so-called cap-and…
SALEM — Climate advocates are coming up roses after legislative revisions to a proposed carbon pricing policy for Oregon left unchanged the most significant mandates while softening the impact across the state.
SALEM – Democratic lawmakers say they may finally have enough momentum to enact a “cap and invest” carbon dioxide-reduction program in 2018.