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Skipping Town to Kill Cap-and-Trade in Oregon (Guest: State Sen. Alan Olsen)

July 10, 2019

State Sen. Alan Olsen says Oregon's cap-and-trade bill pushed by Senate Democrats would have had no effect on climate change but would have harmed the economy.

The cap-and-trade bill pushed by Oregon's Senate Democrats was never about fighting climate change. Rather, the matter was about paying-off big green special interests and donors. The bill would have done nothing to prevent climate change, but instead would have hurt businesses and working Oregonians. Since Democrats have a super majority in the Senate, Republican's had no choice but to walk out to prevent consideration of the bill.
Author
H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D. is a Heartland senior fellow on environmental policy and the managing editor of Environment & Climate News.
hsburnett@heartland.org