Posts Categorized: CC4CA in the News

Governor Hickenlooper yesterday issued an Executive Order directing the Colorado Department of Health and Environment to adopt advanced clear standards, ensuring that Colorado will continue moving forward even as the Environmental Protection Agency weakens federal emissions standards.

CC4CA has been encouraging the governor to adopt the so-called “Low Emission Vehicle” and “Zero Emission Vehicle” standards (know as LEV and ZEV), including in an April letter signed by 59 elected officials around the state. The coalition hailed the move as an important step forward for protecting our state’s air quality, reining in carbon pollution, and saving money for Colorado families and businesses.

CC4CA President (and Westminster City Councilor) Anita Seitz spoke at a press conference yesterday announcing the decision.

Colorado Independent: What will it take to reach the climate change goals set by Gov. Hickenlooper?

Hickenlooper said many of the right things when announcing his order “supporting Colorado’s clean energy transition” at Red Rocks last week. But the plan was also conspicuous for what it failed to say. “We need both good goals and good actions to get there,” says Stephen Saunders, speaking for the year-old Colorado Communities for Climate Action, a consortium of 14 cities and counties.

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