Gov. Jared Polis backed up his promise to put our state on a path to a cleaner, healthier future with action.
On Jan. 17, the governor signed his first executive order to speed up the transition to electric vehicles and tackle Colorado’s air pollution problem.
“We should not have to choose between clean air and getting to where we need to go,” said CoPIRG Foundation Director Danny Katz. “Electric vehicles will cut pollution. We applaud Gov. Polis for speeding up our transition to an electric-powered future.”
The mandate advances a zero-emission vehicle program, directs the remaining funds from the Volkswagen emission-cheating scandal settlement toward electrifying the state’s buses and trucks, and calls on CDOT to support transportation electrification. CoPIRG Foundation and our network partners at Environment America Research & Policy Center partnered with community members to advocate for clean car standards.
Photo Caption: CoPIRG and Environment Colorado staff came together to celebrate this huge step toward reducing air pollution in Colorado.
Photo Credit: Staff