On May 17th, HB 2020 passed its first milestone. After three hours of debate, the Joint Committee on Carbon Reduction adopted the -94 amendments on a party line vote and sent the bill to the Joint Committee on Ways & Means. Session is drawing to a close, and legislators are making a last push to get this bill across the finish line. WE NEED YOUR HELP!
HB 2020-A is scheduled to move out of Joint Ways and Means this week, and it’s important that legislators continue to hear from local businesses about the real concerns with HB 2020—specifically fuel, natural gas, and propane cost increases. Send a letter now or call their offices! Under HB 2020-A:
- Transportation costs will increase.
- Natural gas costs will increase.
- Propane costs will increase.
- Local processors and manufacturers will face a competitive disadvantage.
We need your help to explain the impacts of this policy to Oregon legislators! This damaging bill is being fast-tracked, and NOW is the time to make your voice heard.