“Oregon China Council (formerly Oregon China Sister State Relations Council) provides a pivotal link between Oregon and China. Since its inception, OCC has promoted and honored Oregon’s friendship, mutual trust and positive trade relationship with China. At the same time, Oregon has worked with China to continue building the bridge toward a mutually beneficial future for our two countries.”
Is this what Cap & Trade is really all about?
“Alongside other policies to cut emissions, China has long had plans to create a national carbon market. First floated in the country’s 12th Five-Year Plan in 2011, plans to roll out a nationwide scheme in 2017 were confirmed by Chinese President Xi Jinping in a US-China joint climate statement in the run-up to the Paris climate summit in 2015.” According to an article in Carbon Brief.
From a quick glance, China would offset their CO2 by trading with Oregon’s timber industry giving them a cap of emissions by trade for Oregon to produce the CO2. All for “paper”.
“Early plans for the scheme, circulated in January 2016, had included firms consuming more than 10,000 tonnes of “coal equivalent” in eight sectors: petrochemicals, chemicals, building materials (including cement), iron and steel, non-ferrous metals (such as aluminium and copper), paper and civil aviation. This would have covered around 6,000 companies”
On their website, Oregon China Council (link above), shows Kate Brown signing deals with the communist country which looks really suspicious as to why the rush to bring in an executive order for the controversial bill. Could she be profiting off our resources and damaging our environment for money? Where are the tree huggers when you need them?