HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Senate walkout: It’s not about climate

Written June 20th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

It’s worth taking another look at the size of the increase in the Oregon cost of living that Republican senators are trying to prevent by blocking final action on HB 2020.


No carbon will mean mandatory mileage tax

Written June 6th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Drivers in Albany and across Oregon are expected to all be tooling around in electric vehicles in about 30 years. The implication of that gets little discussion as the legislature prepares to pass its plan to force a near-elimination of fossil fuels and the emissions of greenhouse gas.


Reducing carbon without being forced

Written May 17th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

The legislature’s approach to cutting back our emissions of carbon dioxide is to enlarge the state bureaucracy with the power to impose rules and raise the price of fossil fuels. Simple steps that would save Albany residents money and actually lessen CO2 get no mention in the 182-page bill.


Life under state Carbon Office in 30 years?

Written February 6th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

John Lindsey is worried about House Bill 2020. And depending how that legislation turns out, you might be too if you’re hoping to still be alive in Oregon in about 30 years.


 
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