Joint Committee on Carbon Reduction Announces Public Hearing Dates

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SALEM – The Joint Committee on Carbon Reduction announced on Tuesday the upcoming dates for public hearings about Oregon House Bill 2020.

The joint committee will host four public hearings where Oregonians will be able to voice their opinions and ask questions about the bill. Additionally, there will be a public hearing on February 25 where the Salem-based committee will accept live, remote testimony from around the state.

The five dates and locations are listed below:

  • Springfield: Friday, February 22 – Springfield City Hall, Council Chamber (12-3 pm)

  • Medford: Saturday, February 23 – City Council Chambers, Medford City Hall (9 am-12 pm)

  • Remote: Monday, February 25 – Remote testimony (live video feed from various rural locations), Oregon State Capitol (TBD)

  • The Dalles: Friday, March 1 – The Dalles Civic Auditorium, Community Room (12-3 pm)

  • Bend: Saturday, March 2 – Central Oregon Community College, Cascade Hall, Room 246-248 (9 am-12 pm)

“We must find new ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions if we are to prevent the worst impacts of climate change,” said committee co-chair Sen. Michael Dembrow (D-Portland). “We look forward to continuing our robust conversations about the bill with Oregonians as we take this bold step forward.”

“I’m proud to continue the work on the biggest piece of climate legislation in Oregon history,” said fellow committee co-chair Rep. Karin Power (D-Milwaukie). “These hearings will be an important part of a collaborative process and public engagement to address climate change, which has been years in the making.”

These feedback opportunities are in addition to two public hearings on February 15 and 18 in Salem before the committee.

Press release provided from the Office of the House Speaker, Tina Kotek.