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Climate Victories in 2021

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Climate Victories in 2021

Between another historic wildfire season and unprecedented weather patterns including the summer heatwave, this year climate change felt inescapable and urgent in Oregon. But this year was also one filled with momentous state and federal climate action.

Statement: The Oregon Environmental Quality Commission approves Climate Protection Program to reduce climate pollution in Oregon

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Statement: The Oregon Environmental Quality Commission approves Climate Protection Program to reduce climate pollution in Oregon

The Oregon Environmental Quality Commission (EQC) passed the Climate Protection Program on Thursday after a months-long rulemaking process that followed Governor Brown's 2020 executive order. This new program establishes an enforceable cap on greenhouse gas emissions in Oregon from fossil fuel burning, including diesel, methane gas and propane, in residential, commercial, transportation, industrial and certain manufacturing settings.

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