The Oregon House followed the Senate in approving a bill that would require fuel companies to reduce their products' carbon content.
The "low carbon fuel standard" is designed to reduce the state's dependence on foreign oil, cut greenhouse gas emissions and encourage development of alternatives to petroleum-based fuels, including electric cars and locally grown biofuels.California adopted a similar standard earlier this year. Washington may follow.
The Oregon House approved the bill 35-25 on Thursday after the Senate passed it on a 16-14 vote Wednesday evening.
Read the full article at Oregonlive.com.