Oregon Governor Prepared to Use Executive Powers to Push Carbon Cap Legislation


By: - Climate DepotJuly 3, 2019 7:02 AM

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Gov. Brown Prepared to Use Executive Powers to Push Carbon Cap Legislation

/ by Williamette Week

The contentious cap-and-trade bill that caused Republicans to flee the Senate for nine days was effectively pronounced dead on Saturday. But it may have a chance at resuscitation. During a press conference today, Gov. Kate Brown said she is prepared to use her executive powers and direction of state agencies to propel the policies behind the bill forward, over Republican objections. The 2019 legislative session ended Sunday, meaning executive action from Brown is the last chance the legislation has at progressing this year. Brown said of House Bill 2020: “Let me be very, very clear: I am not backing…