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New report ranks Denver #10 in nation for solar power as state regulators examine how to value distributed solar
Solar-powered auto body shop joins Environment Colorado to call for more solar

Today, Environment Colorado released a new report: “Shining Cities: At the Forefront of America’s Solar Energy Revolution”, a first-of-its kind comparison of the growth of solar in major American cities. The report ranks Denver 10th in the nation for installed solar as well as in solar capacity per capita. Environment Colorado was joined at Mancinelli’s Auto Repair Center by Mary Beth Susman, President of the Denver City Council; Rebecca Cantwell, Senior Program Director with COSEIA, the Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association; and Steve Mancinelli, owner of 100% solar-powered auto body shop Mancinelli’s Auto Repair Center, to discuss ways to keep Denver and the rest of Colorado at the forefront of solar energy development.

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News Release | Environment Colorado

90 Local Elected Officials, Recreational Businesses, Outdoors Groups Call on President Obama to Protect Colorado’s Parks

Today, Environment Colorado and 90 groups released a letter to President Obama calling for lasting protections from drilling and pollution for parks like Rocky Mountain National Park. 

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News Release | Environment Colorado

Hickenlooper Threatens to Sue Cities and Towns That Have Passed Bans on Fracking

Gov. John Hickenlooper announced that he won’t tolerate action taken by cities and towns to ban oil and gas drilling within their borders, and promised to take them to court.

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News Release | Environment Colorado

Environment Colorado launches paid media campaign to protect national parks

Environment Colorado launched a paid media campaign to protect Colorado’s national parks from oil and gas drilling.

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News Release | Environment Colorado and Clean Water Action

Fort Collins, Colorado Passes Fracking Ban

In a 5-2 vote on the night of the 19th, the Fort Collins City Council voted to ban fracking within the city limits.

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News Release | Environment Colorado

Senator Udall Shows Colorado’s Parks Some Valentine’s Day Love

Today, U.S. Senator Mark Udall joined a bipartisan group of Senators to introduce a bill to fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund on the 50th anniversary of its original introduction.

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