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Colorado 9th in the Nation for Solar Jobs Last Year
Nationwide solar employment growing 10 times faster than rest of the economy

Colorado has more than 3,600 people employed manufacturing and installing pollution-free solar energy, according to a national Solar Jobs Census released by The Solar Foundation. According to the analysis, Colorado ranks 9th in the nation for solar jobs. 

News Release | Environment Colorado

Colorado takes action on global warming

We applaud the governor’s Climate Plan as an excellent first step in addressing Global Warming.

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News Release | Environment Colorado

Colorado Utility Denied Air Permit for 1400 Megawatt Coal Plant

Tri-State Generation and Transmission (Westminster, CO) who provides power to 44 rural electric cooperatives in 4 states, was denied a crucial Air Permit needed to begin construction on a 1400 MW facility 50 miles from Colorado in Holcomb Kansas to serve its Colorado customers.  The facility, once the largest planned coal facility west of the Mississippi, would have contributed over 10 million tons of global wamring pollution into the air each year.
 

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News Release | Environment Colorado

Kansas' rejection of Tri-State power plant a huge step forward

Decision will protect climate, benefit clean energy and save ratepayers money 

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News Release | Environment Colorado

Clean Water Act turns 35: challenges lie ahead

Clean water advocates celebrated the Clean Water Act’s 35th anniversary alongside the Platte River today, highlighting the Act’s successes as well as its challenges outlined in a new report by Environment Colorado entitled Troubled Waters: An analysis of Clean Water Act compliance. According to the report, in 2005 more than 45 percent of industrial and municipal facilities across Colorado discharged more pollution into our waterways than their Clean Water Act permits allow.

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Report

Worth More Wild: The Value of Colorado's Roadless National Forests

After decades of scientific inquiry, 600 public hearings, and a record 1.6 million comments from the American public, the Clinton administration issued the Roadless Area Conservation Rule in January 2001.

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