A new carbon law

The Senate supports Kulongoski’s bill to reduce carbon in fuel by 2020.

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After failing to pass a carbon cap law targeting major polluters, the Oregon Senate just passed a bill that would require fuel companies to reduce carbon in gas and diesel by 10 percent over the next decade.

Gov. Ted Kulongoski’s plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions from cars and trucks by forcing oil companies to reduce carbon in gasoline and diesel fuel was approved Wednesday night by the Oregon Senate.

It would give state environmental regulators the authority to require petroleum companies to reduce the carbon content of fuels sold for cars and trucks in Oregon by 10 percent by the year 2020.

Read the full article from The Associated Press at Oregonlive.com.