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Webinar: Could A Carbon Tax be Good for Oregon?
September 3, 2019$65 – $75
Can a Carbon Tax Combat Climate Change and be Good for Oregon’s Economy?
Carbon taxes are becoming a hot topic around the country as an economically-efficient and market-driven way to combat climate change. Here in Oregon, a foundational study, “Carbon Tax and Shift: How to Make it Work for Oregon’s Economy” was published in March 2013, and just last year the Oregon Legislature passed a bipartisan study bill (SB 306) to examine how a carbon tax, or “clean air fee,” could be structured in Oregon.
On Monday, April 28, join the Citizens’ Climate Lobby of Bend for a webinar presentation and interactive discussion to address the following: Why a carbon tax? Can a carbon tax be good for Oregon’s economy? Where can jobs be gained? How many emissions can be reduced? How can revenue be used?
Whether your interest is business, the environment, politics or all three, this is an important meeting to attend for Bend, Oregon today and for the future.
Jeff Renfro, senior economist with the Northwest Economic Research Center at Portland State University, co-author of the 2013 “Carbon Tax and Shift” foundational study, and a lead researcher for the Oregon Legislature’s carbon tax study bill (SB 306), will be presenting and taking questions from his office in Portland.
Jana Gastellum, Program Director for Climate Protection with the Oregon Environmental Council, will provide a context for carbon pricing policies in Oregon.
Check-in starts at 4:30 pm; program will start promptly at 5:00 pm.
Free but RSVP is required (due to limited space) at firstname.lastname@example.org.