Portland Ore – Governor Kate Brown signed an executive order that puts into motion the “most ambitious clean fuel goals in the entire country.”
The order will expand the Clean Fuels Program, create more energy efficient clean homes and offices, and set a cap to lower the pollution that is threatening our health and environment.
It’s a direct rebuke to Republicans who walked out of the short legislative session over the cap-and-trade bill.
Brown said the GOP “held Oregonians hostage” on not only this bill but all legislative action.
Asked why she didn’t do this the first time the Republicans walked out in 2019, Brown said, “I thought it was important that this was a collaborative process and thought it was important for the legislature to give it another try.”