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MrLSU
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Oregon Republicans shut down state Senate and run away to block climate bill
"Republican state senators in Oregon fled the state capitol on Monday in a stunt intended to derail the passage of a climate change bill supported by a majority of lawmakers for the second time in eight months.

Oregon requires two-thirds of the state Senate's members to be present for a quorum, without which the chamber cannot vote on bills. Eleven of the 12 Republican senators fled the state capitol in Salem on Monday to deny the Democratic supermajority a quorum to prevent a vote on a bill to cap greenhouse gas emissions that was approved by the budget committee earlier in the day, The Oregonian reported. The 11 Republicans who walked out represent just 36% of the state's population, according to the outlet."

The cap-and-trade bill would impose a cap on carbon dioxide emissions and require certain industries to obtain "emissions allowances" for every metric ton of emissions. The bill seeks to reduce emissions levels by 80% by 2050. Democrats made several "concessions" to Republicans after the last walkout, exempting entire regions of the state indefinitely. But Republicans still complained that other amendments they had proposed were voted down, according to The Oregonian.

Democrats dispatched the sergeants at arms to track down the missing Republicans who boycotted Monday's vote but were unable to track them down. Republicans similarly fled the state last summer to prevent a vote on the bill, with some hiding out in Idaho cabins.
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bamarep
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re: Oregon Republicans shut down state Senate and run away to block climate bill
So Democrats have a HUGE issue with dirty emissions going into the atmosphere.


However, they're perfectly fine with dirty emissions going into the atmosphere as long as you pay them money to do it.


Crimson Wraith
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re: Oregon Republicans shut down state Senate and run away to block climate bill
Sounds like they read Rules For Radicals, the dim Bible.



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Eli Goldfinger
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Godfather1
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re: Oregon Republicans shut down state Senate and run away to block climate bill
I’m not a fan of when Democrats pull these shenanigans. I’m sure as hell not going to condone the GOP doing it.

You’re supposed to be the adults in the room. fricking act like it. Do your job.


gatorrocks
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re: Oregon Republicans shut down state Senate and run away to block climate bill
I hate that TBH.


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Lima Whiskey
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re: Oregon Republicans shut down state Senate and run away to block climate bill
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However, they're perfectly fine with dirty emissions going into the atmosphere as long as you pay them money to do it.


It’s such a scam.

They created the markets for pollution credits, and then created the companies that sell these credits.
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Stealth Matrix
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re: Oregon Republicans shut down state Senate and run away to block climate bill
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The 11 Republicans who walked out represent just 36% of the state's population, according to the outlet."


Stopped right here. What blatant weasel language is this? "JUST 36%"

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There are 30 members of the State Senate, representing 30 districts across the state, each with a population of 114,000. 


JUST 1.2 million people.


Magician2
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re: Oregon Republicans shut down state Senate and run away to block climate bill
This isn't the first time they've fled the state right?


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Shunface
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re: Oregon Republicans shut down state Senate and run away to block climate bill
Turnabout is fair play.


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troyt37
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re: Oregon Republicans shut down state Senate and run away to block climate bill
If I was one of them, I'd tell them I'll come back if you change the name of the bill to "Oregon Democrats Scheme to Make shite More Expensive."


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teke184
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re: Oregon Republicans shut down state Senate and run away to block climate bill
So, it’s good when Dems do this in places like Texas but bad when Republicans do it in Oregon?


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keks tadpole
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re: Oregon Republicans shut down state Senate and run away to block climate bill
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The bill seeks to reduce emissions levels by 80% by 2050.


That is galactic insanity.


Hurricane Mike
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re: Oregon Republicans shut down state Senate and run away to block climate bill
I can't imagine there is a whole lot of emissions going on in Oregon.


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Lima Whiskey
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re: Oregon Republicans shut down state Senate and run away to block climate bill
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That is galactic insanity.


You’d have to go back to Stone Age technology.

And accept massive depopulation.
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OchoDedos
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re: Oregon Republicans shut down state Senate and run away to block climate bill
When the loons in Portland, Salem, and Eugene control the State, I guess it's the only way for Republicans west of the Cascades to fight back.


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MarinaTigerEsq
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re: Oregon Republicans shut down state Senate and run away to block climate bill
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I’m not a fan of when Democrats pull these shenanigans. I’m sure as hell not going to condone the GOP doing it. You’re supposed to be the adults in the room. fricking act like it. Do your job.


Adults understand when the time for civility is over. Screw these people and their garbage agenda. What kind of moron thinks the profiteers who caused environmental problems are actually going to fix them? I swear, it’d be so easy to be a cult leader...


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Jcorye1
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re: Oregon Republicans shut down state Senate and run away to block climate bill
This is idiotic.


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Ace Midnight
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re: Oregon Republicans shut down state Senate and run away to block climate bill
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Stopped right here. What blatant weasel language is this? "JUST 36%"


They were being nice (or trying to). What they really wanted to say was, "The fricking deplorable, white nationalist, Drumpf-supporting 36%."

So, I have to give them credit for restraint in that case.


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