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In May 2006, Portland City Council created a Peak Oil Task Force to develop recommendations on appropriate responses to uncertainties in the supply and affordability of oil. Their final report, titled “Descending the Oil Peak: Navigating the Transition from Oil and Natural Gas,” includes recommendations to reduce oil use and strengthen the community’s ability to respond to social and economic stress.
Read the Peak Oil Task Force Final Report
Read the resolution as passed by City Council
Read the Peak Oil Task Force Executive Summary
Background information on peak oil and relevant Portland policy and planning documents