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Keystone XL approval is wrong direction

By facilitating the transportation of dirty tar sands fuels, Keystone would add 27.4 million metric tons of global warming pollution to our atmosphere per year. President Trump's executive order advancing the Keystone XL pipeline is definitely a step in the wrong direction. READ MORE.

News Release | Environment Colorado Research and Policy Center

Americans for Prosperity backing attacks on solar energy in Colorado, report says

DENVER, CO. - A national network of utility interest groups and fossil-fuel industry-funded think tanks is providing funding, model legislation, and political cover for anti-solar campaigns across the country, and would-be solar power owners will pay the price, said a new report by Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center.

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News Release | Environment Colorado

Vote to lift oil export ban a blessing on oil companies and curse on climate

DENVER, CO -- Backed by most of the Colorado’s congressional delegation, the U.S. House voted today to lift the decades-old ban on crude oil exports, a top priority of the oil and gas companies that, if approved, would worsen global warming and heighten the risk of harmful spills.

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News Release | Environment Colorado

Congress fails our parks, forests and natural areas

America’s most important conservation program vanished at the stroke of midnight, putting some of the nation’s and Colorado’s most treasured parks, forests, and other landscapes at risk.

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Communities left defenseless against fracking | Michael Carter

The Colorado Supreme Court will soon decide whether communities can ban fracking locally. Since the impacts of fracking -- like air and water pollution -- are felt locally, communities deserve the ability to protect themselves from this harmful process. 

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A silver lining to a toxic orange legacy? | Russell Bassett

The toxic mining spill in the Animas River made international news, but it also helped highlight a problem that is long overdue for a solution. Hard rock metal mining is the most destructive industry in the world. The mining industry should not be allowed to use our public lands to build new mines in and around our cherished waterways until it cleans up from past mining operations.

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