Rep. Helfrich: Courts correct on striking down DEQ over-reach

House Republican Leader Helfrich Statement on DEQ’s Climate Protection Program Court Ruling
By Oregon House Republican Leader State Representative Jeff Helfrich,

Salem, OR – Today, House Republican Leader Jeff Helfrich (R-Hood River) issued the following statement regarding the Oregon Court of Appeals ruling that the Oregon DEQ’s Climate Protection Program’s rules are invalid:

“Sweeping policy change should be the result of legislation, not executive decree. The court recognized that fact and ruled correctly. Oregon will have a brighter future when the governor and ruling party recognize that building consensus within the legislature will yield better – and legal – results than their top-down approach,” said Helfrich.