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Friday, July 10, 2009
The joint Climate Action Plan aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent below the 1990 numbers by 2050. But the plan is getting mixed reactions, particularly from business groups.

[The new Climate Action Plan] calls for dozens of actions that residents, businesses and governments can take over 40 years to reduce their carbon footprints. The plan could lead to sweeping changes in transportation, building construction, energy development and other aspects of daily life...

The Portland Business Alliance is raising serious questions, though it hasn’t taken a formal position. “The emission reduction targets are absolute, not relative, so all other values the plan espouses – particularly jobs and economic development – take a secondary position, ” notes alliance vice president Bernie Bottomly in a May 8 memo.

Read the full story at the Portland Tribune.



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0 #1 the climate planthinking forward 2009-07-10 13:04:21
Lefty Greenies uninformed or missled make up rules for radical change. Climatologists disagree!!!
We need to wake up before we are BANKRUPT!!!
True science will not hold up to ( is it global warming or climate change) call it what works for your misguided uneducated carbon farce!!
Jobs, Jobs, Jobs, this state is hurting, do you not understand? Our resources are locked up by radicals. Jobs are not being created. Who wins?
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