Letter to the Editor: Making climate progress

Posted 8/14/19

Cities, state make climate progress The Colorado General Assembly completed their 2019 legislative session a few months ago. Tackling climate change, which is already impacting our lives in …

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Letter to the Editor: Making climate progress

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Cities, state make climate progress

The Colorado General Assembly completed their 2019 legislative session a few months ago. Tackling climate change, which is already impacting our lives in Northglenn and across the state, was one important priority. The hot years are becoming hotter (last month was the hottest July ever recorded on our planet), the weather is becoming more erratic and extreme weather events are becoming more common and more severe.

With widespread support from parents, health professionals, Colorado businesses, local governments, and many others, the Legislature passed a suite of bills to reduce carbon pollution and make our communities stronger and more resilient.

What does this mean for Northglenn residents? It will be easier for you to install rooftop solar on your home or business. Electric vehicles will become more affordable and with more options to choose from. Air pollution levels will go down. Northglenn families and businesses will be better protected from steep electricity rate hikes. Colorado families, businesses and local governments will all save money.

The Northglenn City Council is taking the challenges seriously as well. We released our first-ever greenhouse gas inventory this month which sets a baseline to measure progress towards sustainability goals and targets as we work towards a healthier, cleaner, more equitable future for all residents.

I am proud to be part of a City Council that is taking these challenges and opportunities seriously, and I am excited to continue working hard to protect Northglenn’s economy, environment, and quality of life.

Jenny Willford,

Northglenn City Councilor

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