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Denver launches plan to cut carbon emissions

Posted: 11:08 AM, Dec 05, 2015
Updated: 2015-12-05 13:08:13-05

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has revealed a new plan aimed at cutting carbon pollution by 80 percent to address climate change.

The Denver Post reports that parts of the plan announced Thursday at the University of Denver include increasing the number of bike lanes, light rail investment, and ride-sharing programs.

The climate action plan, which replaces a 2007 plan, comes in response to recent data projecting Denver will face temperature increases of up to 6.5 degrees by 2050.

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The mayor and other Denver officials say the goal to reduce carbon emissions by 80 percent will be achieved by 2050.

City staffers have been charged with establishing new projects and ways to achieve the goals over the next few decades.

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Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com