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The untold inside story of how Oregon’s controversial enviro plan faced defeat

Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson, D-Gresham, addresses a crowd at a 2019 Memorial Day event. (Christopher Keizur/The Gresham Outlook.)

A retired nurse, not fleeing Oregon state senators, doomed Gov. Kate Brown’s keystone environmental policy that had been in the works for more than a decade, according to interviews and public records.

When Senate President Peter Courtney announced in June that his chamber didn’t have the votes to pass cap-and-trade legislation, the credit for its failure fell to 11 Republican senators and a boisterous Capitol . . .