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Friday, October 12, 2007

Double whammy

While we're all reeling from yesterday's news that Portland's been rated the third most toxic city in the United States, today I notice that Oregon's pollution control tax credits are about to expire at the end of the year. That doesn't sound very good -- at one time the state was in the forefront on those tax incentives. What happened?

Comments (3)

C'mon, pollution control is a atlking point with guys like Randy/Sam. They would have been dumping sewage in the river if mean ol' Bush hadn't sued them to stop.

I mean these guys are the ultimate fad followers. FIxing pollution is not cool, but global warming and brewing ethanol is.

The lawsuits over the sewage included actions brought by environmental activists. It wasn't just Bush.

I agree with you about the fads, though. Creative class! Peak oil! Clean money! Smart living! Yada yada yada.

Here's more info on the sunset of the pollution control tax credit.


Essentially, this credit comes directly out of the state general fund at the expense of other programs. It basically rewards corporations just for complying with the law. The sunset has been long overdue.

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