News Release | Environment Colorado

Obama administration issues rule to protect 68 percent of Colorado’s streams

DENVER, CO – 68 percent of the Colorado’s streams, including those feeding The Colorado and Arkansas Rivers, will gain federal protections under a final rule signed today by top Obama administration officials. The measure restores Clean Water Act safeguards to small streams and headwaters that have been vulnerable to development and pollution for nearly ten years.

"The rivers across the state that we fish, swim and raft on can only be clean if the streams that flow into it are protected,” said Kim Stevens, State Director with Environment Colorado. “That’s why today’s action is the biggest victory for clean water in a decade.”

News Release | Environment Colorado Research and Policy Center

New Report: Denver among nation’s solar leaders

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Denver, CO - Denver has more solar per capita than any other major city in the Rocky Mountain region, and ranks 7th nationally according to a new report by Environment Colorado Research and Policy Center. According to the report the solar stature of Denver is owed largely to policies that reduce the costs of going solar.

 “Denver  is a star when it comes to solar power,” said Kim Stevens, Campaign Director of Environment Colorado Research and Policy Center. “The fact is, solar is good for cities, and cities are good for solar.”

News Release | Environment Colorado

Frack rule fails to protect parks and forests

Today the Obama administration released its long-awaited rule governing fracking on federal public lands. While somewhat less damaging than as originally proposed, the plan fundamentally fails to protect America’s most prized forests and other natural areas from pollution, Environment Colorado said.

News Release | Environment Colorado

Fort Collins sets gold standard for climate action

Fort Collins, Co. – The city of Fort Collins will completely eliminate its global warming pollution in 35 years, according to a Climate Action Plan ratified Tuesday that is the strongest in the country and among the most ambitious in the world.

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