To end walk­out, Ore­gon Se­nate ta­bles cli­mate bill

The Fresno Bee (Sunday) - - News -

Repub­li­can law­mak­ers re­turned to the Ore­gon Se­nate on Sat­ur­day, end­ing an ac­ri­mo­nious nine­day walk­out over a car­bon emis­sions bill.

The boy­cott had es­ca­lated when the Demo­cratic gov­er­nor or­dered state po­lice to find and re­turn the rogue Repub­li­cans to the Se­nate so the cham­ber could con­vene.

Shortly af­ter con­ven­ing when nine Repub­li­cans re­turned, senators quickly voted 17-10 to send the cli­mate pro­posal back to com­mit­tee, es­sen­tially killing it for the ses­sion.

Sen. Sara Gelser, a Demo­crat from Cor­val­lis, said the demise of the cap-and-trade bill has deeply up­set con­stituents.

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