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We helped win the single biggest action our country has ever taken on climate

Under the newly announced Clean Power Plan, gas and coal power plants will pollute 32 percent less and clean energy sources such as wind and solar will meet much more of the nation’s electricity needs. Environment America is proud of the role we’ve played to galvanize public support for this historic plan. With continued commitment from President Obama and state leaders, and strong backing from the American people, this will mark a giant shift toward the 100 percent clean energy reality that the climate crisis demands and future generations deserve.

Report | Environment Colorado Research and Policy Center

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News Release | Environment Colorado

Frack rule fails to protect parks and forests

Today the Obama administration released its long-awaited rule governing fracking on federal public lands. While somewhat less damaging than as originally proposed, the plan fundamentally fails to protect America’s most prized forests and other natural areas from pollution, Environment Colorado said.

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You can’t make good beer with bad water | Russell Bassett

Americans care about clean water for a whole host of reasons – fishing and swimming, protecting wildlife, and safe drinking water. But as I was reminded last week by Jenn Vervier at New Belgium Brewing, clean water is also vital for excellent beer.  Understanding that great beer takes great water, many of America’s breweries have come out in support of the proposed clean water rule. Noticeably absent from the list of the rule’s supporters, however, is America’s biggest brewery: Anheuser-Busch. 

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News Release | Environment Colorado

Fort Collins sets gold standard for climate action

Fort Collins, Co. – The city of Fort Collins will completely eliminate its global warming pollution in 35 years, according to a Climate Action Plan ratified Tuesday that is the strongest in the country and among the most ambitious in the world.

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Report | Environment Colorado

Polluting Politics

The owner of Cargill Meat Solutions spent $1.3 billion on lobbying in a single year, according to a new report by Environment Colorado. The enormous spending came after Cargill Meat Solutions dumped 462,000 pounds of toxic chemicals into Colorado’s waterways in 2012.  

Environment Colorado released its “Polluting Politics” report shortly after the introduction of a House bill to block the EPA’s clean water rule to restore Clean Water Act protections to thousands of waterways in Colorado and across the country.

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