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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

Senate Bid to Reject Bush Mercury Rule Narrowly Fails

The U.S. Senate today fell just shy of invoking the rarely-used Congressional Review Act to overturn a Bush administration rule granting power plants an extra 10-20 years to reduce their mercury pollution. The Congressional Review Act allows Congress to void federal agency rules and has been successfully used only once before.

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News Release | Environment Colorado

New Bush Rules will allow Colorado's Mercury Emissions to increase 177%

As the U.S. Senate prepares to vote Monday on whether to overturn an EPA rule on power plant mercury emissions, a new Environment Colorado report shows that while states in the Gulf Coast, Midwest, and Mid-Atlantic regions currently lead the nation in power plant mercury emissions, Colorado has been given the go-ahead to join them.

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News Release | Environment Colorado

State Officials Violate Agreement with Lawmakers on Clean Air Rules

Yesterday, state officials violated an agreement with state lawmakers to reexamine a set of controversial air quality rules with a full public hearing process before submitting them to EPA for approval.

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News Release | Environment Colorado

New Report Finds Electric, Gas and Sanitary Services Will Emit More Toxic Chemicals into Colorado's Air Under 'Clear Skies' Bill

Under the Bush administration's "Clear Skies" bill, scheduled for a vote tomorrow in a key Senate committee, as many as 220 industrial facilities in Colorado would not have to comply with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules that require steep reductions in their emissions of dozens of pollutants that cause cancer, birth defects, and other serious health problems, according to "Lethal Loophole," a new report released today by Environment Colorado. 

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Report | Environment Colorado

Lethal Loophole: How the ˜Clear Skies' Bill Allows Oil Refineries and Chemical Plants to Emit More Toxic Air Pollutants

The Bush administration has touted its so-called “Clear Skies” bill as a way to clean up power plant emissions of smog-forming nitrogen oxides, soot-forming sulfur dioxide, and toxic mercury.

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