Oregon Cleaner Fuel Bill Passes

Oregon Cleaner Fuel Bill Passes – After a marathon 5½-hour debate Wednesday, the House
narrowly voted to mandate a reduction in the amount of carbon in car and truck fuels in Oregon over the next decade, a policy that backers say will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help combat ­climate change.

The policy passed 31-29, with four Democrats joining all 25 House Republicans in opposition. Critics say the low-carbon fuels standard is too complex, and they fear it could significantly push up gas prices. Representatives John Huffman from The Dalles and Mark Johnson from Hood River both voted against the bill. Read more.