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|Friday, April 20, 2012|
Oregon's plans to shift to lower carbon car and truck fuels won't take effect until at least 2015.
The standards would require fuel distributors to cut the carbon in fuels by 10 percent over 10 years. It's an effort to curb greenhouse gas emissions, reduce the state's dependence on foreign oil and boost Oregon producers of ethanol and biodiesel.
The 2009 Legislature authorized the state to adopt new fuel standards, with an eye toward implementing them in July 2011. It was a top environmental achievement for then Gov. Ted Kulongoski.
But the rule-making was complicated by a requirement that the standards not boost prices at the pump and by extensive concerns from gasoline and diesel suppliers.
Read more at OregonLive.com.
Monday, August 03, 2015
BY KIM MOORE | RESEARCH EDITOR
Pushing the extreme.
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Thursday, June 11, 2015
In 2014, total revenue for camping and day use in Oregon State Parks was a little more than $17 million. That figure may even higher this year "because we've had exceptionally nice weather," Hughes says.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
While most categories of commercial real estate have performed well, one of the most robust has been apartment buildings.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Jeff Lang and his wife Rae used to dole out campaign checks like candy. “We were like alcoholics,” Lang says. ”We couldn’t just give a little.”
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Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Oregon's roads are crumbling, and revenues from state and local gas taxes are not sufficient to pay for improvements. We asked readers if the private sector should help fund transportation maintenance and repairs. Research partner CFM Strategic Communications conducted the poll of 366 readers in February.
"I feel private enterprises are capable of operating at a higher efficiency than state government."
"This has been used in Oregon since the mid-1800s. It is not a new financing method. This form of financing may help Oregon close its infrastructure deficit by leveraging funds."
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