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Cap-and-trade opponents plan multi-city truck convoy, rally at the Oregon Capitol

By Tracy Loew
The Statesman Journal
February 1, 2020
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: United States, US West

SALEM, Oregon — Opponents of proposed cap-and-trade legislation are planning a multi-city truck convoy and a rally at the Oregon Capitol Thursday, as lawmakers kick off the first week of the legislative session with three marathon public hearings on the bill. Timber Unity organized truck protests in Salem last June to help kill similar legislation, which would impose a sweeping, economy-wide cap on carbon emissions statewide, and charge the state’s largest polluters for emissions over the cap. …Timber Unity has been planning this rally for months, and it comes during a slow time for many farmers, loggers and construction workers. “We’re anticipating 1,000 trucks,” Sanchez said. “We’re looking to be a Guinness World Records holder for the most amount of semi-trucks in a 5-mile parade.”

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