Colorado governor proposes to cut greenhouse gases, remove all gas powered vehicles

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Colorado Gov. Jared Polis released a planWednesday to cut greenhouse gas emissions and meet environmentally conscious targets. The Greenhouse Gas Pollution Reduction Roadmap detailssteps the state needs totake to cutgreenhouse gas emissions from 2005 levels by 50 percent in a decade, and by 25 percent in the next five years. But the plan also aims to close by 100 percent non-electric vehicles on Colorados roads in 30 years meaning the state intends to be entirely electric vehicle-operated by 2050. BIDEN SAYS AT DEBATE HE DOESNT SUPPORT GREEN NEW DEAL, BUT HIS CAMPAIGN WEBSITE CALLS IT CRUCIAL FRAMEWORKFrom day one, my administration has prioritized a swift transition to renewable energy and bold climate action, and this Roadmap is a significant step forward to continue to reduce pollution for the benefit of the health and well-being of our communities and our economy, Polis said in a statement Wednesday. The plan also covers addressing greenhouse gas emissions caused by residential and commercials buildings, the oil and gas sector and even farms and ranches. We have taken historic steps towards our goals, and this roadmap will help guide the critical efforts necessary to reap the full benefits of boldly and equitably transitioning to a clean energy economy, Polis said. But not all climate activists are convinced the more than 170-page plan, which was released for public comment Wednesday, actually offers much in the way of substance. The roadmap is missing the most essential element for progress: concrete regulatory policies to be proposed swiftly, that taken together are fully capable of guaranteeing climate pollution goes down,Pam Kiely, a senior director for regulatory strategy at the Environmental Defense Fund told the Colorado Sun. HICKENLOOPER OPPOSES FRACKING IN COLORADO, DESPITE PAST SUPPORT FOR CONTROVERSIAL PRACTICEThe plan was announced as Colorado endures poor air quality due to on-going fires

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