Governor Kate Brown Statement on House Passage of Climate Legislation


SALEM — Governor Kate Brown today applauded the progress of Oregon’s cap and invest legislation, House Bill 2020. The Oregon House of Representatives voted to pass the bill.

“We see the effects of climate change in record temperatures, declining snowpack, reduced summer streamflow, water scarcity, increased wildfires, and elevated public health risks,” said Governor Brown. “We have a historic opportunity to protect our children’s futures by building long-term competitiveness while creating good jobs and improving access to affordable energy.”

More information about today’s vote and the legislation is available here and here.

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