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Public hearing on climate bill draws big crowd

The Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources held the public hearing.

Posted: Feb 8, 2020 5:02 PM
Updated: Feb 8, 2020 7:20 PM

SALEM, Ore. --- Many people flocked to the Oregon State Capitol to testify Saturday at a public hearing on a climate change bill that the allotted time for each person to speak was reduced to 90 seconds.

As a large screen in Hearing Room C showed the seconds ticking off, loggers expressed concern that the bill would lead to increased costs and the demise of their business.

Others said global warming was an emergency that was already affecting them and would affect their children and grandchildren even worse.

The Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources held the public hearing.

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