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Oregon Zero-Emissions Energy Bill Clears House, Heads to Senate

June 25, 2021, 8:05 PM

The Oregon House on Friday passed a clean energy bill that would require 100% emissions free electricity by 2040 and essentially ban new oil, gas, and coal-fired generation.

The measure heads to the Democratic-controlled Senate, where supporters are cautiously optimistic about passage sometime this weekend. Republicans did walk out of a June 2019 vote to stymie a bill that would have set mandatory greenhouse gas emissions cuts through emissions trading.

The bill, (HB 2021), has to clear both chambers this weekend because the legislative session is set to conclude Sunday. The measure passed the Oregon House Friday on ...