VOTE:NO – Died In Committee
Status (overview) of bill:https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2020R1/Measures/Overview/SB1504
Committee assigned to bill:https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2020R1/Committees/SFR/Overview
This bill directs DEQ to study potential uses of government revenue from program for placing price on greenhouse gas emissions.
Personal Choice and Responsibility
In other words, they aren’t going to pass any profits back to the people who are paying for it. It’s clearly all about the revenue and not about science or climate change, which doesn’t support this scheme.
Government fiscal irresponsibility. Raising revenue must be for cause to burden taxpayers. Canada returns their cap and trade profits back to taxpayers. That is why they had support initially.
Enacting a Tax scheme on taxing greenhouse gas emissions, without the slightest idea on what to do with the revenue generated that will not make the slightest dent in saving the planet, is not best practices for government to place on taxpayers.