Oregon Republicans Literally Fled the State Rather Than Vote on a Climate Bill

Alex Lubben, June 20, 2019 Vice News

Republicans in Oregon are literally fleeing their state rather than take any sort of action to address climate change.

The state’s GOP lawmakers are refusing to sit for a vote on a new climate bill, one that would make Oregon the second state after California to adopt a cap-and-trade program in an effort to curb climate-heating greenhouse gas emissions.

So Gov. Kate Brown, a Democrat, ordered the state police to round up the conservative lawmakers. In response, they’re leaving the state.

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