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Editorial: Bad bill fueled by wrong priorities (April 5, 2023)


April 5, 2023

A bill that’s making progress in the Oregon state Legislature is one that every rural Oregonian needs to pay attention to and weigh in on.

Senate Bill 803, currently being heard by the Senate Committee on Energy and the Environment, would effectively ban the use of petroleum-based diesel in motor vehicles on Oregon’s roads throughout the state by 2030 – seven years from now.

The bill makes no provisions to address the obvious impacts on transportation methods that depend on diesel fuel and the businesses and individuals who rely on such. The assumption would be that users of diesel w...

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