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Lawmakers seek public input on emissions proposal

Sen. Cliff Bentz, R-Ontario, said the price for gas, natural gas and electricity will climb if a proposed mandate to cut Oregon's carbon emissions is approved. Bentz, along with Rep. Lynn Findley, R-Vale, want residents to attend a public hearing on the issue in Baker City Monday. (The Enterprise/File).

BAKER CITY – The region’s top state lawmakers are urging residents to participate in a remote public hearing video conference Monday at the Baker County Fairgrounds Event Center on a legislative proposal to limit carbon emissions in Oregon.

Sen. Cliff Bentz, R-Ontario, and Rep. Lynn Findley, R-Vale, want residents to attend the session – set from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Pacific Time – and give feedback on House Bill 2020. The proposed legislation creates a mandatory reduction in greenhouse gases in Oregon.

Bentz . . .