(Feb. 9) – A bill by Rep. Faith Winter, D-Westminster, and Rep. Jeni Arndt, D-Fort Collins, to add measurable goals to the state climate action passed the House on a 34-31 party-line vote this morning. HB16-1004 requires the state’s climate action plan to include goals to reduce Colorado’s greenhouse gas emissions or increase ability to respond to the effects of climate change.
“A coalition of military, faith, and business leaders came together to ask for a real climate plan,” said Rep. Winter. “It’s sad that every member of the Republican caucus voted no on this bill but I’m glad to see it move forward.”
“This bill will create goals based on the best available science to move our state forward,” said Rep. Arndt. “To protect our Colorado way of life, it’s crucial to ensure we have a strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to adapt to the effects of climate change.”
The bill proceeds to the Senate.