HB 1530 – Cap and Trade Bill

Dear Chamber Members,


The Oregon Legislative Session is into its second week and HB 1530 – the Cap & Trade Bill – is expected to pass the Senate Environment & Natural Resources Committee this week and be sent to the Ways & Means Committee.


While this is very short notice, I have asked that a discussion item be added to the Chamber Meeting Agenda for tomorrow, February 11th.


While the North Plains Chamber does not take a position on candidates, should the Chamber consider a position on the Cap & Trade Bill?


Attached is information on the Bill which will also be available at the meeting. You can also check out these websites for more information:


            Oregon Public Broadcasting: https://www.opb.org/news/article/oregon-cap-and-trade-democrats-ideas-hb-2020/

            Oregon Statesman Journal:  https://tdn.com/news/state-and-regional/oregon-republicans-say-cap-and-trade-bill-worse-after-amendments/article_8eef3849-8fe8-5aef-a9d8-705fdf15be43.html

            East Oregonian: https://www.eastoregonian.com/opinion/editorials/our-view-voters-deserve-to-have-final-say/article_15fb6962-4902-11ea-916d-a7a4ea91ccc4.html

            Pamplin Media: https://pamplinmedia.com/scs/83-news/451531-368056-climate-activists-take-their-case-to-state-capitol-

            Willamette Week: https://www.wweek.com/news/state/2020/02/05/is-the-second-time-the-charm-for-oregon-democrats-carbon-dreams/