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Oregon Global Warming Commission

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Achievements

Oregon Hosts Western Governors Association Decarbonization Workshop
Carbon Capture and Storage on Oregon’s Natural & Working Lands – 2023 Report

We helped pass the Oregon Natural Climate Solutions Act in June, 2023, working with partners.


Currently Pending

Oregon prepares to reboot an effort to cut greenhouse gas emissions

DEQ’s Climate Protection Program 2024
The purpose of this rulemaking is to reestablish a climate mitigation program in place of the recently invalidated Climate Protection Program. In December 2023, the Oregon Court of Appeals determined that DEQ did not fully comply with notice requirements during the 2021 Climate Protection Program rulemaking process, thereby invalidating the program. This rulemaking will:

  • Reestablish a program to set limits on greenhouse gas emissions from significant sources in Oregon.
  • Set an enforceable and declining limit, or cap, on greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels used in Oregon, including diesel, gasoline, natural gas, and propane beginning in 2025.
  • Prioritize equity by promoting benefits and alleviating burdens for environmental justice communities.
  • Reestablish a climate program with comparable scope and emissions reduction ambitions as the previously adopted Climate Protection Program.

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  • working with Oregon Global Warming Commission to elevate removal and permanent storage of legacy greenhouse gas emissions in their work plan.
  • working with Oregon Global Warming Commission to consider all methods of GGR, both natural and technological.
  • working to expand NCS to include more methods of greenhouse gas permanent storage, such as enhanced rock weathering, and storage in the built environment, such as low carbon concrete.
  • working with City of Eugene to include removal and permanent storage of legacy greenhouse gas emissions in their Climate Action Plan.
  • general outline of potential policy elements for new CDR support state legislation