Opposition drops their Oregon Clean Fuels fight

By Taylor W. Anderson, The Bulletin.

SALEM — While the battle against a state biofuels program won’t end entirely, a cluster of oil companies and interest groups angling for a fight to repeal the policy during the November election said Thursday it’s giving up. 

The surrender ends a yearslong fight against Oregon’s low-carbon fuel standard, also known as Clean Fuels because it aims to slightly lower greenhouse gas emissions through new requirements for fuel sold in Oregon. 

The decision by the Oregon Fuels Association to withdraw three ballot measures that would water down or repeal the program is a win for environmental groups that lobbied Democratic lawmakers to use their majorities last year and green light it.