Timber advocates search for next steps after Gov. Brown’s executive order

The order directs state agencies to put new measures into effect that will lower the state's greenhouse gas emissions.

Posted: Mar 11, 2020 7:27 PM

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- Timber activists say they’re not backing down from the fight against cap and trade.

This comes after Gov. Kate Brown signed an executive order to fight climate change in Oregon Tuesday.

The order directs state agencies to put new measures into effect that will lower the state's greenhouse gas emissions.

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Many activists told KEZI 9 News that they have no plans for retaliation right now. However, they said they are looking at their options.

Jim Dudley, who is the vice president for timber resources for a local sawmill called the Swanson Group, said he won’t be surprised if legal action is taken against legislators.

“She had to make a decision when she didn’t get the legislation to pass to go on without us,” said Dudley.

Activists from Timber Unity also told KEZI 9 News that they’re not going down without a fight.

“Everybody is appalled,” said Todd Stoffel, a co-founder of Timber Unity. “Everyone is wanting to know what we can do, what choices they have.

Stoffel said Timber Unity does not have plans for another protest at this time.

KEZI 9 News reached out to Brown’s office for comment, but they did not get back to us.

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