CC4CA letter on emissions inventory & forecast

CC4CA has sent a letter to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, recommending that the state government prepare a new inventory and forecast of statewide heat-trapping emissions, and asking for a meeting to discuss that decision. In particular, the state’s latest inventory included projections for 2020 and 2030 that are not based on any Colorado-generated data about the implementation of new policies, so that forecast is not very useful in determining what progress we are making here and what else still needs to be done. The letter states:

CC4CA believes it is essential for the state government, local governments, and others to have accurate information on these points to evaluate the need and the best opportunities for the future emission reductions that clearly are still needed to protect our climate. It is this forecasting that local jurisdictions use to backstop their own local actions. In addition to urging that a new forecast be completed based on Colorado-generated data, we would be delighted to meet with you to discuss a process for stakeholder engagement in shaping that new forecast so it best reflects Colorado realities.