Trump’s election poses challenge for Colorado environment policy
Author: Tom Ramstack - November 22, 2016 - Updated: November 23, 2016
“A Trump presidency could well be devastating to Colorado’s lands, waters and the environment,” said Pete Maysmith, executive director of the Denver-based environmental group Conservation Colorado. “Someone who has called climate science a hoax and wants to put an oil executive in charge of our public lands does not inspire confidence in ensuring our country is a leader in the effort to address the climate crisis.” Conservation Colorado, which supports the Clean Power Plan, says coal-fired power plants create special dangers for the state. “Carbon pollution and climate change are extremely dangerous, threatening Colorado with prolonged droughts, decreased snowpack, and bigger and more dangerous wildfires,” Maysmith said.