Community forum promotes cap-and-trade bill
The Let's Talk Climate community forum series launches its third year with a presentation on the carbon emissions cap-and-trade program that will be before lawmakers in the short session starting next month.
The event is slated for 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, at the SEIU Local 49 Union Hall, 3536 S.E. 26th Ave.
• Nancy Hamilton, co-chairwoman of the Oregon Business Alliance for Climate
• Dylan Kruse, policy director for Sustainable Northwest.
• Shilpa Joshi, coalition director for Renew Oregon
The bill would collect fees from large emitters of greenhouse gases and use the money to develop green energy jobs and other projects.
The series is sponsored by Oregon Environmental Council and 350PDX.