A pact formed by West Coast leaders to team up on climate action has been caught up in the tempest that forced the resignation of Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber (D).New Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) was sworn in Wednesday. Asked whether Brown plans to continue participation in the PCC, her spokeswoman, Melissa Navas, said in an email that “Governor Kate Brown is working with staff to assess a number of policies and areas of focus.” California Air Resources Board member Daniel Sperling said he’s been told that Gov. Kate Brown has “been generally supportive of the path” of the low-carbon fuel standard in Oregon. “There is a lot of support, a lot of inertia, so unless the new governor has some issue, I would expect it to go forward,” Sperling said.
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