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Greenhouse Owners Commit To Cutting Greenhouse Gases

Aug. 20, 2009 4:11 p.m.

Seven of Oregon’s greenhouse businesses signed a commitment Thursday morning to cut their greenhouse gases.


Six Western States And Two Provinces Agree To Cut Greenhouse Gases

Aug. 22, 2007 4:32 p.m.

Six western states and two Canadian provinces made a firm commitment Wednesday to cut greenhouse gas emissions across the west. What began as a West Coast initiative has grown to include states as far away as the eastern side of the Rocky Mountains.

Environment | Energy

Commission Advocates Carbon Taxes

July 13, 2011 9:13 p.m.

Will a carbon tax curb the amount of greenhouse gases that are emitted? A multi-state council wants Oregon to test the idea.


Western Climate Initiative Puts Forward Cap-And-Trade System

Sept. 23, 2008 4:51 p.m.

A coalition of 11 western states and Canadian provinces Tuesday unveiled the world’s most ambitious market-based framework for reducing greenhouse gases.

Environment | Economy

Western Climate Initiative Members To Outline Strategy

July 21, 2008 10:08 a.m.

Oregon and the other members of the Western Climate Initiative will outline a  strategy this week for reducing greenhouse gases for much of the western U.S. and Canada.

Environment | Energy

Factoring Forests Into Climate Change

Aug. 11, 2011 5 a.m.

A Northwest-produced computer model for predicting climate change underscores the importance of the region's conifer forests for carbon storage. It's part of an international effort to help understand choices about greenhouse gases.

local | Air

Report: Carbon Tax Could Generate $1 Billion For Oregon

March 11, 2013 8:55 p.m.

A new PSU report shows that a carbon tax in conjunction with a policy shift could generate $1 billion a year for Oregon -- while shrinking other taxes and reducing greenhouse gases.


States File Suit Over EPA's CO2 Regulations

April 3, 2008 9:21 a.m.

In a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court ruled that greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide, were pollutants and subject to regulation by the Environmental Protection Agency.  But a year later a group of state attorneys general, environmental groups and others say the EPA is ignoring that ruling.


Groups Prod EPA To Regulate CO2 Emissions

April 2, 2008 3:51 p.m.

One year ago the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that greenhouse gases, like carbon dioxide, are pollutants which could be regulated under the Clean Air Act.  Some state leaders say the Environmental Protection Agency is ignoring the court.


Debating The Value Of Old Growth In Storing Carbon

May 16, 2008 8:52 a.m.

Friday is the last day that Oregonians  can weigh in on how the state should treat  businesses that emit greenhouse gases. But some environmentalists are worried that a key aspect of the carbon debate is getting short shrift: namely, what’s happening on forest land.

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