News Release | Environment Colorado

Children and Elderly at Risk from “Dangerous and Close” Fracking

Denver, CO. –More than 54,567 kindergarten through twelfth grade children in Colorado attend schools within one mile of a fracked oil or gas well, putting them at increased risk of health impacts from dangerous chemicals and air pollution.

News Release | Environment Colorado

Boulder Colorado Announces Historic Commitment To 100% Clean Energy For City Electricity

DENVER - Boulder Colorado Mayor Suzanne Jones today announced that the city would commit to being powered by 100% renewable electricity by 2030. Boulder now represents the 17th city in the United States committed to be powered by clean, renewable energy like wind and solar, and is the second city in Colorado to make a 100% clean energy commitment along with Aspen.

News Release | Environment Colorado

Report: State #10 nationwide for solar power, but it’s under increasing attack

Denver, CO– With roughly 543 MW of Solar Electric Capacity and 26 watts/capita installed in 2015, Colorado has more solar power capacity per capita than all but 9 other states nationwide. But the Colorful State’s solar stature is under increasing attack by Xcel Energy and other utilities.  

News Release | Environment Colorado

House Votes for Climate Action

“Not surprisingly, the biggest global warming polluters are trying to stop the Clean Power Plan dead in its tracks. We applaud our legislators who sided with our children and future generations today, instead of the big polluters.” -- Kim Stevens, Director of Environment Colorado.

News Release | Environment Colorado Research and Policy Center

Report quantifies fracking’s widespread environmental toll

DENVER, CO –Fracking wells across the country released at least 5.3 billion pounds of global warming methane pollution in a single year, with Colorado as the 4th largest emitter, according to a new report from Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center.