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.
A broad coalition of 59 local elected officials across the state, organized by CC4CA, penned a letter to Governor Hickenlooper encouraging him to preserve Colorado’s air quality protections despite...
CC4CA president (and Westminster City Councilor) Anita Seitz and Summit County Commissioner Karn Stiegelmeier (CC4CA Steering Committee member) published a guest opinion piece on coloradopolitics.org today calling on the legislature and the governor to keep pushing for expanded renewables and reduced carbon emissions.
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.
Vail and Eagle County have joined with seven other Colorado communities, from large to small and east to west, to push for more action to tackle climate change at the state and federal levels through an organization called Colorado Communities for Climate Action.
The Coloradoan reports that Fort Collins is part of the newly formed CC4CA.
The launch of CC4CA was covered by The Denver Post.