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Oregon lawmakers make a play for more federal climate money

The Oregon Legislature ended its session late last week by passing a suite of policies aimed at leveraging new federal climate funding — in large part by beefing up the state’s own agencies.

Oregon climate change: Governor’s new plan leans on supersizing the Clean Fuels Program
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Oregon climate change: Governor’s new plan leans on supersizing the Clean Fuels Program

The Clean Fuels Program is one most Oregonians don't even know exists. And it's one that Republicans, and fossil fuels industry, have loved to hate. But it's been quietly tamping down state carbon emissions levels for four years, and at a low cost - so far.

Divide between rural, urban Oregon is fueling climate fight
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Divide between rural, urban Oregon is fueling climate fight

The divide in Oregon between the state's liberal cities and its conservative and economically depressed rural areas has made it fertile ground for the political crisis unfolding over a push by Democrats to enact sweeping climate legislation.

How two Oregon universities helped finance opposition to Gov. Kate Brown’s climate agenda
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How two Oregon universities helped finance opposition to Gov. Kate Brown’s climate agenda

Two publicly funded universities are funding a business group actively opposing action on climate change, records show.
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