Statement on Rulemaking Concerning State Greenhouse Gas Emissions

This statement was delivered at the Colorado Air Pollution Control Division hearing on January 16th, 2020. The Colorado Coalition for a Livable Climate (CCLC) has advocated for the adoption of strong greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction goals by the State since our inception in 2015.  The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change tells us that in …

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Milestones on the Path Toward the PRPA’s Commitment to 100% Non-Carbon Electricity by 2030

May 2013: The Fort Collins Sustainability Group (FCSG) develops an advocacy plan for getting the Fort Collins City Council to adopt a goal of 80% community greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions by 2030 compared to 2005emission levels.  This goal was originally developed by the FCSG during a series of “Climate Solutions Retreats” held in the …

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CCLC on Draft Colorado GHG Inventory 2019

Colorado Coalition for a Livable Climate news release on July 12, 2019   Fort Collins, CO – The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) released its draft “Colorado Greenhouse Gas Inventory 2019 Including Projections to 2020 and 2030” on July 5th.  That report provides actual statewide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions data through 2015, …

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Open Letter to Colorado’s Congressional Delegation

The Colorado Coalition for a Livable Climate (CCLC) sent a letter to all nine members of Colorado’s congressional delegation on June 24th, 2019 urging them to work on moving legislation forward in Congress that will address the climate crisis.  Eight of them (Senators Bennet and Gardner; and Representatives DeGette, Tipton, Buck, Lamborn, Perlmutter and Crow) …

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CCLC Urges Bolder Climate Goals in 2020

Colorado Coalition for a Livable Climate news release on May 2nd,  2019 Fort Collins, CO – Yesterday, the Climate Action Plan to Reduce Pollution bill, HB 19-1261, received final approval from the legislature, and is now ready for the Governor’s signature. The Colorado Coalition for a Livable Climate (CCLC) recognizes and appreciates the historic progress …

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Colorado should set bold climate change goals

Published in the Colorado Independent on April 2nd, 2019 The Colorado General Assembly soon will consider establishing additional climate goals for our state. The bill, HB19-1261, would set goals of a 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and a 90% emissions reduction by 2050, both compared to 2005 levels. The bill also reaffirms …

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CCLC Urges Bolder Climate Goals as New Climate Legislation is Introduced this Week

Colorado Coalition for a Livable Climate News Release on March 22nd, 2019   Fort Collins, CO – Yesterday, the long-anticipated bill to establish new climate goals for the State of Colorado was released by its cosponsors in the House and Senate.  The Colorado Coalition for a Livable Climate (CCLC), a broad coalition of 26 member …

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