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House Bill 3543: Global Warming Actions
House Bill 3543: Global Warming Actions.
Governor Kulongoski signs HB3543
Governor Kulongoski Signs HB3543
House Bill 3543 takes a number of actions to reduce global warming emissions.  The bill codifies Governor Kulongoski’s greenhouse gas reduction goals: namely by 2010 to begin to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, by 2020 to achieve greenhouse gas levels 10% less than 1990 levels and by 2050 to achieve greenhouse gas levels 75% below 1990 levels. 
The bill also establishes a Global Warming Commission. The Commission is responsible for recommendations to meet the greenhouse gas reduction targets.  The Commission is also responsible for examining cap and trade systems, for developing an educational strategy on global warming issues, for tracking global warming impacts on Oregon and other issues. The bill also creates the Oregon Climate Research Institute in the Oregon University System.