Oregon Lawmakers unveil Cap-and-Invest bills to put a price on carbon

By Ted Sickinger, OregonLive. 

Lawmakers will raise the curtain Wednesday on the main feature of the Oregon Legislature's 2018 short session, offering the first public review of a pair of bills designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help the state and its residents adapt to climate change.

The "cap and invest" bills, currently labeled as Legislative Concepts 44 (Senate version) and 176 (House version), would establish limits on greenhouse gas emissions in the state and require the largest emitters to purchase allowances to cover their output.