STATEMENT: HB21-1266 is progress for climate goals, Conservation Colorado urges Governor Polis to sign

DENVEROn the final day of Colorado’s legislative session, the state House passed HB-1266 – a bill that will ensure pollution reductions from the electric, oil and gas, and industrial sectors while strengthening environmental justice. The bill advances to Governor Polis’ desk and we urge him to sign this bill to make progress towards the state’s climate goals.

Conservation Colorado executive director Kelly Nordini responded to HB-1266’s passage with the following statement:

“Coloradans who are bracing for another summer of climate change-driven wildfires, drought, and bad air quality know that climate action can’t wait. The bill that the legislature sent Governor Polis is progress – it will require emissions reductions from some of the state’s largest pollution sources and enact strong environmental justice provisions. More will need to be done to put us on track to meet our climate goals, and we urge Governor Polis to sign the bill.”