Energy and Environment

The Great Divide

Depending on whom you ask, the fight over cap and trade represents the rural-urban divide or the inability of lawmakers to compromise. The real tension, however, lies in the business community as it sorts out who pollutes, who pays and what it means to do business in Oregon.

The Maverick Who Stopped Cap and Trade

Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson was the decisive Democratic vote that killed cap and trade in Oregon. The Multnomah County Democrat insists she’s still on the right side of history.

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