Letter to Editor by Louise Shawkat, Medford Mail Tribune, August 10, 2019
Big polluters should pay for the harm they inflict on Oregon!
HB 2020 contained pollution limits to ensure overall reduction and protect public health. It invested in rural and coastal Oregon to bridge the transition from fossil fuels to a renewable energy economy; it included rebates for fuel users who suffer a price rise due to bill requirements. By capping emissions and annually reducing that cap the proposal ensured reduction in statewide climate pollution. The bill protected public health, the environment, and preserved the future for our kids and grandkids.