Oregon’s cap and trade writers get into the nitty-gritty

Republican cap and trade amendments are streaming in, even as the committee working on the bill digests a package of revisions introduced by Democratic leaders early last week.

Led by Sen. Cliff Bentz and Rep. David Brock Smith, the co-vice chairs of the Joint Committee on Carbon Reduction, Republicans had submitted more than two dozen amendments as of Monday afternoon.

One proposal from Bentz, of Ontario, would repeal the state’s low carbon fuel standard, a longtime target of Republicans. Another…


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