Letter sent on January 22nd, 2021
Dear Members of the Colorado Congressional Delegation:
When the Green New Deal Resolution (H. Res. 109 and S. Res. 59) was first introduced in Congress in early 2019, the Colorado Coalition for a Livable Climate voted wholeheartedly to endorse it. We communicated that position to you in a letter dated June 24th, 2019.
The impacts of the climate crisis have continued to accumulate over the past year and half, from the burned forests and air pollution caused by the Cameron Peak and East Troublesome wildfires here in Colorado, to the devastation resulting from the North Atlantic’s most active hurricane season ever in the Gulf States, Mexico, and Central America. This crisis may be moving more slowly than the COVID-19 pandemic, but the threat it poses to our well-being, our economy, the environment, and indeed human civilization itself is far larger over the coming decade.
We are heartened by the incoming administration’s climate team hires and several cabinet nominations, and by changes in the House and Senate that will make it possible to begin taking serious steps toward addressing the climate crisis at the scale required. We urge you to support legislation in the 117th Congress that will slash our nation’s greenhouse gas emissions, begin to heal the natural world, and put people back to work at livable wages. A Green New Deal is what’s needed. Please join together with your colleagues and get to work on it.
COLORADO COALITION FOR A LIVABLE CLIMATE
Micah Parkin (350 Colorado)
Leslie Glustrom (Clean Energy Action)
Jan Rose (Climate Reality Project Denver-Boulder Chapter)
Kevin Cross (Fort Collins Sustainability Group)
Theron Makley (Wind and Solar Denver)
Ph. 970-484-3141 https://colivableclimate.org
The Colorado Coalition for a Livable Climate (CCLC) is comprised of 31 organizations that collectively develop and advocate strategies for reducing Colorado’s greenhouse gas emissions to levels supportive of a livable climate.