Governor Kate Brown pledges to shield local jobs, economy

Gov. Kate Brown chats with Shawna Peterson, the chair of the Eastern Oregon Border Economic Development Board in Ontario Friday. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell).

ONTARIO – Gov. Kate Brown said Friday that a controversial plan to limit carbon emissions in Oregon isn’t aimed to hurt Malheur County’s economy.

“My goal in crafting this legislation is to do it such a way that its does not hurt the economy we already have,” Brown told the audience at the Ontario Area Chamber of Commerce breakfast at the Clarion Inn.

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