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Oregon adopts new carbon emission caps on fuel suppliers, major polluters

Under new clean truck rules passed on Thursday, Dec. 16, freight trucks will need to begin reducing emissions by 90% by 2027. (Salem Reporter)

Oregon’s Environmental Quality Commission voted Thursday for new regulations that require the state’s fuel companies to reduce their emissions by 90% during the next 30 years.

The Climate Protection Program would require Oregon’s fuel suppliers to cut in half the greenhouse gas emissions from their products by 2035 and reduce emissions by 90% by 2050. 

The rules apply to all Oregon suppliers of gasoline, diesel, natural gas and propane. They do not apply to electrical utilities.

The program was developed by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, which recommended that the state’s Environmental Quality Commission – a governor-appointed panel of five who approve and enforce the . . .