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At 54.5 mpg, a big step forward.

After Environment Colorado and our sister organizations delivered more than 10,000 public comments in support of cleaner cars, President Obama announced a plan to double national fuel-efficiency standards by 2025: the single biggest step this country has ever taken to end our addiction to oil and tackle global warming.

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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News Release | Environment Colorado

Legislators Call for Hearing on Clean Air Rules

A bipartisan group of legislators, including Senate President Joan Fitz-Gerald and Speaker of the House Andrew Romanoff, have requested a legislative hearing on proposed changes to the state's clean air rules. The changes would affect the state's New Source Review program, which requires industrial facilities to install modern pollution controls when expanding operations and increasing pollution in surrounding communities.

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News Release | Environment Colorado

Report Finds That New Air Rules Are A License To Increase Air Pollution

A new study shows that changes to Colorado's clean air rules will increase air pollution and health problems. The report, titled "Stop The Rollbacks: Cleaner, Healthier Air For Colorado," finds that Colorado could see over 25,000 more tons of air pollution each year if the changes are approved by the state legislature.

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Report | Environment Colorado

Stop the Rollbacks: Cleaner, Healthier Air for Colorado

For a quarter century, the Clean Air Act’s “new source review” program has protected Colorado’s families by requiring large industrial facilities to modernize their air pollution control equipment when they expand their operations and increase air pollution levels.

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Report

Our Natural Legacy: The Value Of America's Roadless National Forests

After decades of scientific inquiry, 600 public hearings, and a record 1.6 million comments, the Clinton administration enacted the Roadless Area Conservation Rule in January 2001 to protect 58.5 million acres of wild national forest land from most commercial logging and road-building.

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