Claire Withycombe and Jake Thomas, Eastern Oregonian, February 23rd 2020; Also in Medford Mail Tribune as ‘Cap and trade explained’

SALEM — The arguments and critiques are flying across the state about Senate Bill 1530, Oregon’s plan to set limits on — and shrink — the state’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Proponents of the program say it’s needed in the face of federal inaction on climate change, which is already affecting the state.

Opponents say it would do little to solve climate change while increasing costs for consumers across the state and particularly damaging Oregon’s rural economy.

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