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.
A report released last Tuesday by the environmental group 350 Colorado found that 70% of the state’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions stem from the oil and gas industry.
Politicians from Colorado both at the local and federal level are pointing to climate change as a national security threat that needs to be taken seriously.
If I know one thing for sure, it’s that 2020 is anything but a typical election year. When casting their ballot this year, voters in Colorado will need to worry about more than updating their voter registration, bringing their ID, or finding their polling location. In 2020, voters will also need to wear a mask to protect themselves from a global pandemic, as COVID-19 cases once again rise across Colorado. Voters will also need to navigate the climate catastrophe raging outside. For those voting in person, masks will serve a dual function: protecting them from COVID-19 and protecting their lungs from the toxic wildfire smoke.
WASHINGTON DC– With climate change on the minds of voters across the country heading into the 2020 election, a U.S. House panel met Friday to debate a bill boosting technology that would trap and store carbon dioxide, the principal gas causing global warming, from major polluters like the transportation and industrial sectors.
This November, Colorado voters will decide whether to reintroduce wolves to the state’s Western Slope. Most opposition to the proposal comes from ranchers in the region who are concerned for their livestock.
On Facebook this week, two former Republican state legislators were among a group of conservatives who shared a fake news item with the headline, “NASA admits that climate change occurs because of changes in Earth’s solar orbit, and NOT because of SUVs and fossil fuels.”
Now that Occidental Petroleum has finalized its $38 billion takeover of Anadarko, Oxy must answer whether, in addition to assets and employees, it acquired Anadarko’s stated commitment to work with state regulators to move common sense, urgently needed rules to cut methane leaks and releases from industry operations.
State and local elected officials joined environmental advocates yesterday in support of Beyond Carbon, a national campaign launched by Michael Bloomberg to accelerate climate action and transition the U.S. energy supply from fossil fuels to 100% renewable sources.