Colorado, Western states want say as US tackles environment issues
DENVER, Colorado ” Leaders from states that developed climate-change policies and pushed renewable energy before the federal government did say they want to be heard as President Barack Obama begins to grapple with the issues.
Speakers at a regional forum on climate change Thursday welcomed the Obama administration’s focus on clean energy and greenhouse-gas reduction. Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter said that with the new direction in Washington, “the Earth has shifted under our feet.”
Ritter added that federal officials are listening to states’ concerns about plans for cutting greenhouse gases.
The Climate Registry, sponsor of the two-day conference, has asked that any federal climate change programs recognize efforts already under way by state and tribal governments.
The nonprofit organization was formed to set standards for calculating, verifying and reporting greenhouse gas emissions.
The registry’s members include 41 states, 12 Canadian provinces and territories, six Mexican states and four tribal governments.
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In Eagle County, the most commonly reported dead bird has been the Wilson’s warbler, which is yellow. Dead yellow-rumped warblers have also been a common sight.