In March 2020, following the abrupt end of the 2020 Legislative Session, Governor Kate Brown issued Executive Order 20-04, which sets new Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission reduction goals and directs state agencies to “take actions to reduce and regulate greenhouse gas emissions.”  The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) initiated rulemaking under the executive order, in partnership with the Department of Transportation (ODOT). These state agencies, under the direction of their commissions, are pursuing significant administrative rule amendments to create programs and processes that reduce emissions and mitigate the impacts of climate change.  

AOC policy staff has been engaged in and monitoring these pro