Oregon: Cap and trade’s fate was sealed by Democratic dissent

Published July 29, 2019    By Aubrey Wieber, Oregon Capital Bureau

A retired nurse, not fleeing Oregon state senators, doomed Gov. Kate Brown’s keystone environmental policy that had been in the works for more than a decade, according to interviews and public records.

When Senate President Peter Courtney announced in June that his chamber didn’t have the votes to pass cap-and-trade legislation, the credit for its failure fell to 11 Republican senators and a boisterous Capitol rally by the timber industry.   More…

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