Oregon's DEQ has decided that the only way to Save The Planet™ is for them to implement a requirement that distributors begin reporting the carbon content of their fuels. You might be unaware of this, but Oregon can "curb climate change" all by itself, just like California has. Believe it or not, places with populations in the billions, like China and India exert less effect upon so-called anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions than the roughly 3,871,859 folks who live in the little Pacific Northwest state.
That's what the Democrats running all levels of government in the Portland/Salem areas believe, anyway, and so they're going to do their best to ensure that you're walking or bicycling wherever they can force you to do it. There's a Planet to Save!
And speaking of emulating California, it looks increasingly as though Oregon's governmental bureaucrats are intent upon walking us all straight into a courtroom, as they consider another requirement: to cut the carbon content of fuel 10 percent a gallon by 2025. California did that, got sued, lost in federal court (the suit dealt with California's unilateral decision to negatively impact interstate commerce), and - quite naturally for California - appealed. The case is now wending its way through the 9th U.S. Circus Court of Appeals, and will doubtless end up before the U.S. Supreme Court at some point.
The state's broke, and some $16 billion in the hole, yet they keep peeing money away in their futile pursuit of the goal of Saving The Planet™. Maybe they figure that if they set an example by bankrupting themselves, China and India and Korea and (insert country name) will follow their lead. Good luck with that.
And Oregon's Democrats haven't got sense enough to learn from the mistakes of our neighbor to the south. Instead, they're all about seriously considering the ramifications of human impact on the - oh look! A squirrel!