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Oregon GOP Won’t Return Until Expensive Carbon Tax Bill Is Scrapped

One of the runaway Oregon Republican senators said they won’t return to the state until the “inefficient, complicated, and expensive” carbon tax is scrapped and a bipartisan solution is found. Oregon State Senator Tim Knopp appeared on “Fox and Friends”…

‘Our Small Towns Are Toppling Like Dominoes’: Why We Should Cut Some Farmers a Check – The New York Times

How we address an expanding list of crises related to global warming is the most demanding question of our day. So far, our approaches have been piecemeal, enormously costly and largely unsuccessful. A common denominator for many of these crises…

Answers to Key Questions in Oregon’s Climate Change Walkout – The New York Times

A partisan legislative standoff in Oregon persisted on Monday, as Republican state lawmakers stayed clear of the state Capitol for the fifth day in a row in an effort to block a climate change bill that Democrats are pressing to…

Scientist: House Dems Spreading ‘Lies’ About Climate Change And Hurricanes

House Democrats’ climate change hearing is based on “inaccurate” information that’s “not in accord with current science or consensus,” according to a scientist. A Committee on Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee will hold a hearing Tuesday on natural disaster policy…

What if We Paid Farmers to Fight Global Warming? – The New York Times

How we address an expanding list of crises related to global warming is the most demanding question of our day. So far, our approaches have been piecemeal, enormously costly and largely unsuccessful. A common denominator for many of these crises…

Blue States Roll Out Aggressive Climate Strategies. Red States Keep to the Sidelines. – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — At a time when the country is already deeply fractured along partisan lines, individual states are starting to pursue vastly different policies on climate change with the potential to cement an economic and social divide for years to…

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Republicans’ climate change dilemma: Frank Luntz vs. Grover Norquist – Vox.com

The Republican Party is in a bind on climate change. On one hand, it has spent decades denying that global warming is a problem and is ideologically opposed to all the public policies — taxes, investments, and regulations — that…

Climate Standoff: Oregon Gov. Sends State Police After GOP Ditches Climate Vote

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown deployed the state police Thursday to try to round up Republican lawmakers who fled the Capitol to block a vote on a landmark economy-wide climate plan that would be the second of its kind in the…

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POLITICS: Wanted: Republicans for a cap-and-trade vote

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) yesterday directed the state police to round up 11 members of the state Senate’s Republican caucus, who fled Oregon in advance of a vote on a carbon cap-and-trade bill.

What will make you believe in global warming? How about a life-altering flood, study asks – The Colorado Sun

After overflowing rivers swept away homes, tossed cars downstream and left entire neighborhoods swamped with mud, researchers had a question for the survivors of the epic Colorado floods of 2013. Do you believe in climate change now? Today’s the day….