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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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Bend Bulletin: Climate bill shuts the door on openness

Would it make you edgy if Oregon government was going to launch a big, new program worth millions and keep secret how well it works? If so, read on. This is about the new Oregon greenhouse gas bill. The program would be set up like this: Bigger greenhouse gas emitters...

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Rep. 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...

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Daily Astorian: Cap and trade bill would be disastrous

We’ve taken a wait-and-see attitude towards Oregon’s carbon cap-and-trade proposal, which has been winding its way through the state Legislature this session. The so-called Clean Energy Jobs Bill (House Bill 2020) would set a 52 million metric ton cap on greenhouse...

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Guest Opinion: Protect pulp mills in cap and trade bill

The pulp and paper industry is a major driver of Oregon’s economy – particularly in the rural communities where mills provide more than 4,000 jobs and in excess of $1.5 billion in local economic activity. These jobs aren’t in Oregon’s largest towns. Some may have only...

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Union President: Cap-and-trade bill will cost local jobs

As the president of the United Steel Workers, Local Union 1097, I work alongside 600 hardworking union members at Georgia-Pacific’s Wauna paper mill. We are proud of what we do, how we do it and why we do it. We work in facilities that were green before being green...

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