Bill targets emissions from cars
A bill to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from cars was hailed as a good first step during a public hearing in the Senate Environment and Natural Resources committee Tuesday.
House Bill 1059 would require Oregon Department of Transportation to develop a statewide strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions related to cars and to work with state agencies, transportation districts and cities to develop a practical guide to reduce emissions through land-use and transportation planning.
From the Oregon constitution:
Regular sessions of the Legislative Assembly.
The sessions of the Legislative Assembly shall be held biennially at the Capitol of the State commencing on the second Monday of September, in the year eighteen hundred and fifty eight, and on the same day of every second year thereafter, unless a different day shall have been appointed by law.
The "emergency" has been used to get around this but what we clearly have is a violation of the principle. We do not have an emergency that requires our elites in Salem to dictate that land use (density) and transportation (don't build roads, build WES) force us out of our vehicles.
This session is unconstitutional and people should be yelling it from the rooftops.