On March 10, 2020, Governor Brown issued an executive order that directed multiple state agencies to take action to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions. As part of this effort, the executive order expands the Clean Fuels Program to increase the availability of low-carbon transportation fuels.
The original goal of the Clean Fuels Program required companies that import gasoline and diesel to lower carbon emissions from the fuels they sell by 10% below 2015 levels by 2025. The program will now require companies to lower emissions 20% by 2030 and 25% by 2035, making it one of the most aggressive goals in the country.
The Environmental Quality Commission and DEQ will develop rules and policies to implement the executive order requiring decreases in Oregon's greenhouse gas emissions. The new Clean Fuels Program requirements will begin in 2022.