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Great news! HB 1266 (previously SB 200) officially cleared the Colorado Senate yesterday! Quick refresher, this bill provides a roadmap to implement House Bill 1261, otherwise known as The Climate Action Plan To Reduce Pollution passed back in 2019 (see above for a proud POW moment of the team with @govofco after it was passed). In short, this new bill serves as mile markers to ensure Colorado's critical carbon emission reduction goals are met and implemented - and most importantly - that they are measurable, enforceable, and equitable.⁠

Thanks to the #OutdoorState who took action and contacted their local Colorado representatives, and to our local Colorado alliance members @clare_gallagher_runs & @aplevene for getting the word out! Next up, the bill heads back to the House and then to @govofco’s desk for a signature. Stay tuned, as we’ll keep you posted on what happens with this bill each step of the way!
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What single track dreams are made of. ⁠

📸: @acpictures
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Our friends over at @protectourwintersswitzerland have been busy! On June 13th, the country will vote on the CO2 Act, which was drafted to reduce co2 in Switzerland to 50% emissions reductions by 2030 - based on 1990 levels. ⁠

This new version of the CO2 Act was passed in the Fall of 2020, but fossil fuel and automotive industries have prevented the new law from going into effect. The POW Switzerland team has been rallying the outdoor community to vote now so that they can ride later 🏂 so if you know any Swiss riders, climbers, mountain bikers or outdoor enthusiasts tag them below so they remember to vote! 👇🏼⁠

Learn more about their #VoteNowRideLater campaign through our link in bio.
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We're stoked to be involved with our partner's at @burton #BurtonCleanUpDays initiative! ⁠

Join in the fun on June 12-13 to clean up our playgrounds in the mountains, parks, and beaches. For every Instagram post made (tagging @burton and #BurtonCleanUpDays) Burton will plant a tree with @onetreeplanted. Every bit of trash collected is a win for our outdoor playgrounds, so head out and don't forget to spread the word!⁠

Learn more through our link in bio.
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Once again, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is back in the headlines. With the Biden administration aiming to end arctic drilling, a 2017 Trump-era law may be putting that on hold. Below is an excerpt from yesterday's POW Dispatch:⁠

"When parcels went up for sale in December, there was minimal interest, indicating it’s no longer a best business practice to support extractive industries as stakeholders continue to recognize the reduced demand and need for oil, dropping prices and use the need to speak out against fossil fuel development."⁠

Congressional action that gets rid of the leasing program entirely is the surest way to reach the necessary protections for the Arctic Refuge. Head to our link in bio for more.⁠

📸: @chrisfigenshau⁠
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It's a vibe. ✌🏼⁠

📸: Alliance member @codycir by @matthew_tufts
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