STATEMENT: Conservation Colorado Urges State Legislature to Take Action on Climate Week

DENVER – Today, activists joined legislators to kick off Climate Week and urged leaders to pass bills that would cut carbon emissions, increase environmental justice, and monitor air pollution. In the last year, Coloradans have experienced catastrophic wildfires and severe drought – and a majority of Coloradans want to see their state leaders take bold action to tackle climate change.

The event comes the same day advocates unveiled a slate of fifty groups supporting SB21-200 and immediate action to reduce pollution and increase environmental justice.

Conservation Colorado’s executive director Kelly Nordini released the following statement in response to today’s call to action:

“Coloradans are demanding bold action to address the state’s wildfires, ongoing drought, and environmental injustice. Climate week is our leaders’ chance to listen and engage. Colorado’s solution to the climate crisis is both ambitious and achievable: by cutting pollution in the highest emitting sectors—and doing so in a way that prioritizes the communities that are hardest hit by climate impacts and pollution—we have a fighting chance to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.”