We Need Your Help To Protect Kid’s Health and Renewable Energy Standards

IMG_4159Last week, mamas with Colorado Moms Know Best and their kids went on an adventure to the Denver Children’s Museum for Children’s Hospital’s “Healthy Kids-Mountain Air” event. It was a fun way to connect the need for clean air with kids’ health and the joys of kids playing in Colorado’s great outdoors – one of our most basic values. As you know, CMKB exists to ask Colorado’s elected officials to keep our kids healthy and work for their bright future by protecting our air, land and water – and we can’t keep Colorado healthy without their leadership and support.

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Strong Air Quality Standards Finally Approved!

Denver Post Headline
By Bruce Finley 02/23/2014

VICTORY!

This past weekend the Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC) passed the strong air quality standards Governor Hickenlooper proposed without any weakening amendments. It’s a huge victory for clean air and the health or our kids! There’s no denying that the phone calls, emails and testimony from moms supporting these rules played a big role, not only in getting this approved but also in preventing the oil & gas industry’s many attempts to weaken it.  Just goes to show when Colorado moms work together we can enact real change for Colorado families!

I wanted to share with you an excerpt of my remarks at the AQCC hearing last week about the importance of enacting strong air quality rules:

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Colorado Moms Know Best Send Valentine Singing Telegram to Governor Hickenlooper

Colorado Moms Know Best Send Valentine Singing Telegram to Governor

  
DENVER – Today Colorado Moms Know Best sent a Valentine’s Day singing telegram to the Governor to show their appreciation for his leadership in crafting strong Air Quality Control Commission standards.
“Colorado moms are so happy that the Governor has shown leadership in bringing together affected families, nonprofit organizations and industry leaders to find solutions that protect the health of our kids and the air they breathe,” said Jaime Travis, “head mom” of Colorado Moms Know Best. “So moms wanted to take this opportunity to ask Gov. Hickenlooper: Will you be our Valentine for championing clean, healthy air for all Colorado kids?”

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