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Governor Says Cap And Trade Not Dead

Portland Ore – Oregon Governor Kate Brown said she’s ready to use her executive power to lower carbon emissions following a nine-day Republican walkout.

The governor directed her staff to go back to rural communities and industries over the next few months to find points of compromise on what would be the nation’s second statewide cap and trade program.

Brown will present lawmakers with proposed “modifications” to the plan but is prepared to take the matter into her own hands if she still can’t find a path forward in the Statehouse.

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