Tag Archives: Cap-and-Trade

Opinion: Governor should cut carbon emissions with or without Senate Republicans

Law professor Melissa Powers argues that Gov. Brown should follow through on a pledge to use her executive powers to carry out carbon-reduction strategies. Source: Opinion: Governor should cut carbon emissions with or without Senate Republicans – oregonlive.com

Opinion: Legislators’ world doesn’t reflect the reality that loggers, truckers face

As a board member for #TimberUnity Association, a grass-roots group, I recently attended the annual economic summit of coastal legislators in Florence. I wanted to hear firsthand lawmakers’ plans for the February session, specifically any attempts to revive the cap-and-trade tax that failed earlier this year. Source: Opinion: Legislators’ world doesn’t reflect the reality that […]
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Unfair to scapegoat Monnes Anderson for climate activists’ failure | Opinion

Cathe Wiese, who heads a nonprofit serving homeless families, writes that Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson’s rejection of HB 2020 came after hearing of concerns from people like her about the bill’s expected costs. Yet now, advocates are trying to smear Monnes Anderson. Source: Opinion: Unfair to scapegoat Monnes Anderson for climate activists’ failure

The Legislature’s Unfinished Business on Climate | Opinion

Out of more than four million Oregonians, 90 of us are blessed and fortunate to serve our fellow citizens in Oregon’s Legislature. We swear an oath to serve. We strive to move our state forward and do the most good for the most people. Our representative democracy only works with mutual trust and dedication to […]
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After cap-and-trade failure, look to Oregon’s forests, waterways to help address climate change | Opinion

Carbon sequestration can be a reasonable first step for Oregon to take action on climate change, Rob Harris and Sal Peralta with the Independent Party of Oregon write. Source: Opinion: After cap-and-trade failure, look to Oregon’s forests, waterways to help address climate change

Cap-and-trade legislation won’t address wildfire

The proponents of the cap-and-trade tax legislation that failed to pass in the recent legislative session are working hard to promote certain narratives about what it would mean for Oregon if it passes. The most disturbing of these narratives is that this tax will somehow address the wildfires that fill our skies with smoke every […]
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Five on 5 – Governor Kate Brown 

On Tonight’s Five on 5, we are joined by Oregon Governor Kate Brown discussing her recent signing of the Student Success Act, when and how the legislation will affect education throughout the state, her plan for helping mitigate climate change despite the failure of the cap & trade bill, her thought’s on the Jordan Cove […]
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Cap and trade could make a comeback

Discussions about a potential redo of the failed “cap and invest” bill are apparently underway.The most controversial bill of the Oregon Legislature’s most recent session sparked a highly-publicized walkout from the Republicans of the Oregon Senate. Democrats are now bringing up the topic again in conversation and are apparently hoping to bring it back in […]
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Editorial: Brown should take carbon case to rural areas

It looks as if Gov. Kate Brown has been preparing for more than a year for the chance that a cap-and-trade bill to lower greenhouse gas emissions in Oregon would not win approval from the 2019 legislative session. As it turned out, that was a good bet: Despite the fact that Democrats held big majorities […]
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Shelly Boshart Davis: Rural Oregon can’t afford cap and trade

I’m excited to be in Florence this week for the annual Oregon Coastal Caucus Economic Summit. As a first-time attendee, I’m looking forward to hearing from many of my colleagues, local leaders from our coastal communities, and policy experts on a range of important issues. One discussion I’ll be paying particular attention to is the […]
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