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Scott Pruitt would be a disaster for Colorado’s air, water and our families’ health

Last week, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee voted to approve President Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt.
 
With this vote, Pruitt moves one step closer to overseeing the federal agency empowered to ensure clean air and clean water for all Americans. Tragically, the EPA is also the agency that Pruitt has spent decades working to undermine.

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Plastic bags to be banned at Aspen grocery stores

Aspen City Council on Tuesday voted 4 to 1 to ban plastic bags from the two grocery stores in town and place a 20-cent fee on paper bags.

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Gov. Hickenlooper earns praise from business interests, environmentalists

Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper in his first State of the State speech today managed to strike the right balance between being the pro-business, anti-regulatory jobs creator and a protector of the environment who will continue former Gov. Bill Ritter’s “New Energy Economy.” So say analysts from both sides of the political spectrum.

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Colorado air quality panel OKs cleaner-power plan

Colorado’s plan to curb pollution from power plants and large, commercial boilers in compliance with the federal Clean Air Act passed a key hurdle Friday when the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission gave unanimous approval in a 9-0 vote.