Promoting Environmental Protection & Economic Opportunity

Promoting Environmental Protection & Economic Opportunity

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Here are Some Facts About Cap & Trade:

It Will Drive Up The Cost Of Living For Oregonians

Cap and trade will drive up the cost of living for Oregonians, particularly those in rural areas who drive longer distances and have less access to transit. Companies forced to pay for cap and trade will simply pass along the cost to consumers in the form of higher prices.

It Will Reduce The Number Of Living-Wage Jobs

Cap and trade will reduce the number of living-wage, manufacturing jobs, which are so important to rural communities. This will only deepen the economic division between Portland and rural Oregon.

It Isn’t Designed To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Cap and trade is not a system designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It’s a system designed to raise money for the government, and politicians will simply spend it on whatever they want.

New Laws Haven’t Had A Chance To Take Effect Yet

There are significant new laws designed to reduce carbon that haven’t even taken effect yet; we should give them a chance to work.

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Cap and trade bill remains shrouded in secrecy

Despite the formal introduction of legislative concepts last week, Oregonians and businesses still have few specific details on the cap and trade bill expected to be considered in the 2019 session. A draft of the bill was not included among the thousands of bills...

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Why Oregon Farmers and Ranchers Oppose the Cap and Trade Bill

Why Oregon Farmers and Ranchers Oppose the Cap and Trade Bill

House Bill 2020 Does Not Work for Oregon Agriculture Oregon’s agricultural sector is committed to natural resources stewardship and sustainability; we are part of the solution to atmospheric CO2. Oregon already is a leader in building one of the cleanest economies in...

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Cap and Trade is About the Money, Not the Climate

Cap and Trade is About the Money, Not the Climate

What defines the “success” of cap and trade? According to this LA Times article,it’s how much money the program raises – which is the key metric on which Oregon politicians are focused. It’s certainly not the program’s track record for reducing carbon emissions, as...

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