For years SKATS has resisted any kind of accounting for greenhouse gases. But there is now an opening and a new possibility for change.
|The RTSP's curent draft goal 7 and several options|
for a revised goal 7 for the 2019 plan
(May 15th memo, "RTSP Goals: Discussion of Options")
Other MPOs in Albany, Corvallis, and Portland include provisions on carbon and climate disruption. Currently, Bend, Eugene, and the Rogue Valley do not. (Eugene's silence on this is surprising.) So if SKATS adopted language in a goal, we would be right in the middle: Neither an early adopter nor a total laggard. That seems like a very comfortable place to be.