HB19-1266: Environmental Justice Act

This bill redresses the effects of environmental injustice on disproportionately impacted communities, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

Signed Bill

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Year Published: 2021

Published by: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Summary

This legislation defines "disproportionately impacted community" (DIC), requires the air quality control commission (AQCC) to promote outreach to and engage with DICs, creates the environmental justice action task force in the department of public health and environment, requires the AQCC to include greenhouse gas (GHG) in the list of air pollutants required to be reported in an air pollutant emission notice, and more.