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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.

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.

Protesters line the sidewalks Thursday near the Oregon Capitol protesting two climate bills in the Legislature. HB 2020, the so-called cap-and…

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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.

The sponsors of an upcoming cap and invest bill for the Legislature's February session released more details about the proposed program Wednesday.

PORTLAND — Two Democratic lawmakers have released details of a carbon “cap and invest” bill that their party has prioritized for approval duri…