Colorado is at a critical moment for fighting climate change.
The Polis administration recently released their “Greenhouse Gas Pollution Reduction Roadmap” which is their plan for Colorado to tackle climate change by reducing carbon pollution emissions 26% by 2026, 50% by 2030, and 90% by 2050. Recent data show that we have work to do in order to achieve our carbon reduction goals and Colorado needs equitable, enforceable and verifiable policy solutions to hit those targets.
ADD YOUR NAME: Urge the Polis administration to propose and adopt timely regulations that will reduce greenhouse gas pollution!
Colorado state leaders must take bold steps to get Colorado on-track to achieve our carbon pollution reduction goals and equitable climate action. The “Climate Roadmap” is a critical step in our state’s climate action plan for Colorado to tackle climate change for years to come. Colorado needs policy solutions that will protect the health and wellbeing of future generations of Coloradans — especially those disproportionately burdened by environmental harms.
Successful regulations will meet three key criteria:
- Regulations must create measurable and specific emissions reductions;
- Policy solutions must be enforceable by law, versus solely relying on voluntary measures, “good faith” efforts by industry, or incentives; and
- Policies must center and support communities of color and fossil fuel communities who are most at risk from climate change.
I call on Governor Polis, the Colorado Energy Office, the Air Quality Control Commission, and all other key decision makers to enforce and adopt policy solutions that meet these criteria.