Angus Duncan, the chair of the Oregon Global Warming Commission, was describing to a Senate committee the clean transportation strategies Oregon must pursue to meet its carbon emissions goals when he interrupted himself.

“I just want to observe in passing for you that the transportation memorandum that was released by the joint committee co-chaired by Sen. (Lee) Beyer and Rep. (Caddy) McKeown is a really interesting and useful piece of paper that doesn’t mention greenhouse gases or climate change…