Timber Unity sits down with governor with its own plan to reduce Oregon emissions

Julie Parrish, a former state legislator now working with Timber Unity, speaks at group's Capitol rally on Thursday, Feb. 6. (Jaime Valdez/Pamplin Media)

SALEM — An Oregon activist group that opposes a state plan to clamp down on greenhouse gas emissions presented Gov. Kate Brown Thursday with its own ideas of how to cut emissions.

Lawmakers are considering a proposal to limit and shrink the state’s greenhouse gas emissions. The bill would setup a marketplace for companies to buy and sell allowance, essentially permits to emit greenhouse gases.

Timber Unity wants the state to plant trees along roads to act as carbon sinks and wants state government agencies to buy goods and services locally to reduce their carbon footprint. It also wants Oregon to boost its recycling infrastructure and allow businesses to write off . . .