Oregon Lawmakers Plan Listening Tour For Cap-And-Trade Carbon Bill

A proposal that would sharply reduce Oregon’s greenhouse gas emissions is one of the more hotly contested pieces of policy making its way through the Capitol, with environmental advocates calling for stricter rules and businesses predicting doom.

Now, that debate is set to hit the road.

Bowing to concerns from Republican lawmakers, Democrats on Tuesday announced a set of four “road show” hearings aimed at soliciting feedback from a wider swath of citizens, and an additional hearing that will involve remote testimony from Eastern Oregon and the coast.

The dates and locations of the planned hearings of the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Carbon Reduction are:

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