Oregon

Oregon advocates ready for strong climate policy in 2020 — no matter what

It was a sweltering afternoon — just one of many in the warmest June ever recorded on Earth — and it was primed to be a historic one. Advocates, mobilized by the broad-based Renew Oregon coalition, rushed to the Capitol...

It’s Not Over Yet: Oregon Governor Will Push Forward Cap-and-Invest

Oregon Governor Kate Brown (D) announced on Monday that she is prepared to use her executive order privileges to push forward the state’s contentious cap-and-invest plan.  The legislation, which would make Oregon just the second state in the nation to put...

Oregon Senate Republicans Flee State to Avoid Vote on Cap-and-Invest Bill

A Senate vote on Oregon’s highly-anticipated cap-and-invest bill (HB 2020) was scheduled for yesterday, June 20th, but Senate Republicans have left the Capitol in a last-ditch effort to block the legislation. The GOP lawmakers, holding super minorities in both legislative...

Oregon Cap-and-Invest Bill Nearing Passage

After nearly a decade of work, Oregon’s high-profile cap-and-invest bill appears to be poised for passage. Last week, lawmakers released what is looking to be the final, 181-page version of the highly anticipated legislation. The new bill includes 84 amendments...

Amended Oregon Cap-and-Trade Bill Unveiled by Lawmakers

After months of public hearings and deliberations, Oregon lawmakers released the highly-anticipated, amended version of the state’s landmark cap-and-trade bill. Sen. Michael Dembrow (D) and Rep. Karin Power (D), the co-chairs of the Joint Committee on Carbon Reduction, released the...

In Oregon, this could be the year for critical carbon pricing legislation

2019 is shaping up to be the year Oregon lawmakers could pass their highly-anticipated cap and invest legislation. Establishing a statewide carbon pricing mechanism has been a perennial topic among Oregon’s legislators for years now, and political momentum heading into...