Sen. Betsy Johnson deserves thanks and credit for her courageous stand in opposing HB 2020. With over 100 amendments, it was obvious that HB 2020 had many problems. Even though some industries were able to get some relief, it was obvious that large increases in energy costs would negatively impact all Oregonians. Fuel prices would likely rise over 20 cents per gallon in the first year of implementation, and only get worse each year as the supply of carbon credits shrinks. It is understandable that so many businesses were considering leaving Oregon if HB 2020 passed. Sen. Johnson recognized that we need to reduce fossil fuel use in ways that don’t close Oregon businesses and create severe economic hardships on our citizens.

Senator Johnson’s firm opposition stopped the rush to push this flawed legislation onto the public.

Senator Johnson, we appreciate your stand for Oregonians and the businesses that support us.

 

Scott McMullen

Astoria

 

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