Climate Justice On the Table in Colorado
The climate crisis is worsening in Colorado. And Black, Indigenous, Latino, and low-wealth Colorado communities are disproportionately bearing the harms. From an eight month long snow-season to deadly wildfires, we cannot afford to delay bold climate action.
Right now, the Colorado legislature is considering two key bills to fight the climate crisis and ensure that disadvantaged communities equitably benefit from the transition to clean energy.
- SB21-200 would enact sector-by-sector pollution reduction targets, ensuring that Colorado meets existing science-based climate goals while protecting communities from the worst impacts of climate change.
- HB21-1266 would define “disproportionately impacted community,” increase outreach and engagement with those communities and create a comprehensive environmental justice plan for the state.
Acting on climate requires that we address the current and historic inequities inherent in our dirty energy system. We’re advocating at the state legislature to support an aggressive climate action plan for Colorado that puts environmental justice first.