Salem, Transportation, utilities

Utility companies could charge Oregon ratepayers for electric vehicle infrastructure improvements under proposed HB 4066

The Oregon Capitol building in Salem. Photo: Chas Hundley

SALEM - House Bill 4066, a prospective law that passed on a 7-2 vote that would allow the state Public Utility Commission (PUC) to provide electric companies with the ability to recover costs for electric vehicle investments from ratepayers, passed the Oregon Legislative House Committee on Energy and Environment. 

Oregon Representative E. Werner Reschke (R-Klamath Falls), a member of the legislative committee, in a

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