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Oregon state senators go into hiding to block Climate Bill

T TV Tuesday 25/June/2019 17:16 PM
By: Times News Service

A group of Oregon state Republican senators have gone into hiding to stop the passage of a landmark climate change legislation. The western state's House bill 2020 would set limits to carbon emissions with permits auctioned off to polluting industries. Republicans say the bill would hurt rural Oregonians. Democrats have a majority in both chambers of the state's congress and the bill is likely to pass if it comes to the floor. VOA's Zlatica Hoke reports.