Greenhouse Gas Bill a Top Priority for Oregon Democrats

Jan. 5, 2018, 9:54 PM

A greenhouse gas trading program is a top priority for Oregon Democrats who will unveil their proposal Jan. 8.

Participating companies—those that generally emit more than 25,000 metric tons per year of greenhouse gases—would be allowed to participate in offset projects such as planting trees that sequester carbon dioxide as part of the bill, dubbed the Clean Energy Jobs Bill of 2018, Sen. Michael Dembrow (D), chairman of the Environment and Natural Resources Committee and an architect of the bill, told Bloomberg Environment in a recent interview.

A work group that included legislators, industry representatives, and environmental activists convened ...

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