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Oregon Democrats renew effort to pass carbon-reduction bill

SALEM – The next session of the Oregon Legislature is expected to begin the way the last one ended, with a dramatic clash between Democrats and Republicans over the future carbon emissions.

Sen. Michael Dembrow, D-Portland, is reworking a proposal to create a cap-and-trade program in Oregon for consideration by legislators when they convene next February.

And he’s aiming political pressure at Senate Republicans who . . .

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