Ore. fuel companies will have to report emissions

Ore. fuel companies will have to report emissions

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Large fuel producers that operate in Oregon will have to begin tracking and reporting the lifetime carbon emissions from their fuels.

Oregon's Environmental Quality Commission approved the rule on Friday. It's the first phase of implementing a 2009 law that aims to reduce the carbon content of transportation fuels by 10 percent below 2010 levels.

Fuel companies opposed the rule, saying the state was rushing the process. They'll have to track pollution over a fuel's entire life cycle, including the electricity used to produce it and the fuel used to transport it to Oregon.

State environmental regulators say they won't force fuel providers to begin reducing carbon emissions until the Legislature signs off.

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