Source of photos: Oregon State Legislature
Democrats, who control the Oregon Senate as well as the House of Representatives, were preparing to vote on the measure last week when all 11 Republican senators disappeared. Without the votes to reject the bill, which would require businesses to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the Republicans denied the Democrats a needed quorum, blocking a vote from taking place in the Senate.
The GOP has a stranglehold on the sparsely eastern two-thirds of Oregon, as well as the southwestern corner of the state, a hotbed of 'preppers'.
(blank map found at Wikipedia)