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NEWS UPDATE July 9, 2013

Oregon Senate rejects ‘clean fuels’ bill, a top priority for environmental lobby

Yuxing Zheng, The Oregonian  •    •  Posted July 9, 2013

The Senate on Saturday rejected a “clean fuels” bill that was the environmental lobby’s top priority to combat global warming. Senate Bill 488 failed initially on a 15-15 vote. Sen. Betsy Johnson, D-Scappoose, was the lone Democrat who voted with all 14 Republicans against the measure. Senate Majority Leader Diane Rosenbaum, D-Portland, then switched to vote against it, allowing her to use a procedural move to keep the bill alive. [ read more … ]

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