Reduce Greenhouse Gases Increase Environmental Justice in CO- Help Pass SB21-200

Reduce Greenhouse Gases Increase Environmental Justice in CO- Help Pass SB21-200

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Hannah Jezior started this petition to Governor Jared Polis and

Dear Senators and Representatives,

“On Tuesday, April 20, a new climate action bill was introduced into the State Energy and Transportation Committee. SB21-200—Reduce Greenhouse Gases Increase Environmental Justice will set policies to help limit carbon emissions from Colorado energy-producing companies, and define carbon emissions as a “regulated pollutant” under Air Quality Control Commission rules.

Tri-State Generation and Transmission and Xcel have promised to reduce their carbon emissions by 80 percent by 2030. Enforceable policies in SB200 will help hold them accountable for achieving this goal.

SB200 will also create an environmental justice staff position and advisory board in the Department of Public Health and Environment to work with communities disproportionately affected by carbon pollution and protect public health.

Like it or not, climate change is affecting our lives. In Colorado, average temperatures are rising, the average snowpack is decreasing, and drought has become persistent. As a result, our valley and the rest of Colorado face the imminent threat of catastrophic wildfire, which will destroy our forests, foul our air and water and harm our economy. SB200 would help reduce carbon pollution and help mitigate the worst impacts of climate change. This is an urgently needed bill.”-Susan Greiner

I am writing to you today to ask for your support in passing SB200.

Thank you for your time!

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