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Colorado Governor Calls for Tougher Climate Goals as Fires Rage

Oct. 22, 2020, 9:11 PM

Colorado Governor Jared Polis called for more aggressive climate goals in the state as wildfires forced the closure of Rocky Mountain National Park and triggered the evacuation of nearby towns.

“We are seeing drier, hotter conditions in our state,” Polis said in an online briefing with reporters. Stronger climate polices are needed to reverse the trend, “before it becomes even harder in Colorado to prevent the kind of fire season this year that might even called historic.”

The state’s current climate plan calls for cutting greenhouse-gas emissions 90% by 2050 and sources 100% of the state’s electricity from renewable sources ...

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