Over the course of her career in local government, Councilwoman Debbie Ortega has shown an ongoing commitment to combating climate change and protecting the health and safety of Denver’s residents. Councilwoman Ortega has consistently advocated for affordable and sustainable policies to both remedy the problems already posed by pollution, and to prevent further environmental damage. She has spent decades fighting to reduce carbon emissions and to remediate toxic environmental pollution, and she will continue these relentless efforts if she is elected as the next Mayor of Denver.
As Mayor of Denver, Councilwoman Ortega will continue to lead the fight against climate change and protect the people of Denver from the threats posed by pollution and environmental degradation.
Councilwoman Ortega has a substantial track record of supporting meaningful, tangible improvements to the safety and quality of life of Denverites jeopardized by environmental pollution.
-She was instrumental in the effort to designate the portions of the Cole, Clayton, Curtis Park, Globeville, and Swansea neighborhoods that were home to polluting industries as federal Superfund sites. Thanks to Councilwoman Ortega’s efforts, the contaminated soil around approximately 800 homes was removed and replaced with clean, healthy soil.
-Councilwoman Ortega also worked to improve residential energy efficiency and the overall health of Denverites by supporting the installation of HVAC systems, doors, and windows in Denver homes as part of the I-70 Reconstruction Project.
-Furthermore, Councilwoman Ortega fought tirelessly to establish the voter-approved Denver Climate Action Office, which works to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve access to clean energy sources, such as solar and wind power.
As Mayor of Denver, Councilwoman Ortega will continue to lead the fight against climate change and protect the people of Denver from the threats posed by pollution and environmental degradation. In addition to continuing to support the Denver Climate Action Office, Councilwoman Ortega will implement her Infrastructure Master Plan to ensure that Denver’s electrical grid can safely and effectively accommodate a rapid increase in clean electric energy. Voters who consider climate change and pollution to be critical issues will find–in Councilwoman Debbie Ortega–a mayoral candidate who prioritizes our natural environment. She deserves your vote.
Rachel Bruce is a resident of Park Hill in Denver, Colorado.
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