Colorado Communities for Climate Action is a new coalition of local governments that advocates for state and federal policies to protect Colorado’s climate for current and future generations. In a year and a half since being launched in May 2016, CC4CA has already begun making a difference.
CC4CA is standing up for the federal tax credit that supports the development of wind energy, in the face of a congressional move to undercut it.
CC4CA submitted comments on November 3, 2017, to the Colorado state government on its draft update to the Colorado Climate Plan — recommending a new long-term state goal for reducing heat-trapping emissions, an actual plan to meet the state goals, and a quantitative analysis to show that new actions will meet the state goals.
Colorado Communities for Climate Action has weighted in with the state’s Public Utilities Commission, urging it to move forward in considering a plan to replace two aging coal-fired power plants — which produce enormous quantities of heat-trapping emissions — with cleaner sources.
CC4CA wrote to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation on September 28, 2017, urging those agencies to retain federal motor vehicle emission and fuel efficiency standards, which are among the most important federal actions yet taken to reduce heat-trapping emissions.