Polling released earlier this week found that a majority of Colorado voters support the significant climate spending included in Joe Biden’s Build Back Better package.
Jared Polis Can Lead the Way By Holding Oil and Gas Industry Accountable for Cleaning Up Their Messes
It’s a simple lesson we all learn as children: when you make a mess, you are responsible for cleaning it up.
CO Environmental Groups Ask Hickenlooper to Champion Climate Action, Green Jobs in Senate Budget Bill
Gray, smoky skies gave way to rain, thunder, and a tornado warning in downtown Denver Thursday afternoon, almost derailing a planned rally at U.S. Sen. John Hickenlooper’s (D-CO) office.
‘Is It Going To Take More Tragedy for Us To Grow Up?’ CO Environmentalists React to U.N. Climate Change Report
The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a report Monday revealing, once again, the dire state of the climate crisis.
In late June, a blistering heatwave settled over the Pacific Northwest, shattering high-temperature records from California to Canada. Hundreds of outdoor laborers or those who lacked air conditioning were hospitalized for heat-related ailments, and dozens died. Portland’s transit operator suspended rail service because of heat-damaged cables, while highways in Washington were closed due to buckling asphalt.
Governor Jared Polis (D-CO) ran and won on a platform of 100% renewables and climate action. However, his recent threat to veto SB21-200: Reduce Greenhouse Gases Increase Environmental Justice, calls into question where Polis’s allegiances truly lie.
Earlier today, to celebrate the beginning of Climate Week, climate advocates and state legislators stated the need for environmental justice and climate legislation in Colorado.
The pandemic has already critically wounded U.S. territories by shutting down their major economic driver: tourism. But another global crisis is already well underway in the form of climate change, which could prove to be devastating to U.S. insular areas (U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands as well as freely associated states).
A coalition of environmental advocacy groups and community leaders delivered a letter last Wednesday to Colorado Governor Jared Polis urging him and state leaders to produce a more comprehensive assessment of the oil and gas industry’s impact on climate change — and to phase out oil-and-gas production by 2030.