Climate change bill lands in the Colorado House. Bill sets carbon standards to 2005 levels, empowers state agency to regulate oil and gas, utilities.
More Setbacks for Colorado Oil and Gas
Colorado House Speaker KC Becker wants the state to take the lead on addressing climate change. According to Becker’s office, the bill requires carbon pollution to be reduced by at least 25 percent by 2026, 50 percent by 2030, and 90 percent by 2050 compared to 2005 levels. The bill contains no new fees for pollution, Becker said.
KC Becker, a Boulder resident who represents Colorado House District 13, is the speaker of the state House of Representatives.