News Release | Environment Colorado

Obama Administration Takes Needed First Step to Protect Our Health and Environment from Fracking Air Pollution

Today the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized new national standards to curb dangerous air pollution from gas drilling operations. Environment America praised the measure as an important first step in addressing the risks associated with hydraulic fracturing.

News Release | Environment Colorado

Obama Administration to Protect Americans’ Health by Setting Carbon Pollution Standards for New Power Plants

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed historic new limits on carbon pollution from new power plants.  Carbon pollution fuels global warming, which leads to poor air quality that triggers asthma attacks and other respiratory problems.  Scientists also predict that global warming will lead to more devastating floods, more deadly heat waves and the spread of infectious diseases.

News Release | Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center

Over 720,000 Pounds of Toxic Chemicals Dumped into Colorado’s Rivers

Industrial facilities dumped over 700,000 pounds of toxic chemicals into Colorado’s waterways, more than a third of which went into the South Platte, according to a new report released today by Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center.  Wasting Our Waterways: Industrial Toxic Pollution and the Unfulfilled Promise of the Clean Water Act also reports that 226 million pounds of toxic chemicals were discharged into 1,400 waterways across the country.

News Release | Environment Colorado

Sens. Udall and Bennet Introduce Bill for Wind Power and Thank Environment Colorado

Colorado’s U.S. Senators Udall and Bennet joined a bipartisan group of five other senators in introducing the American Energy and Job Promotion Act, S. 2201, which extends the wind energy production tax credit for two years.

News Release | Environment Colorado

Energy Efficient Buildings Would Reduce Global Warming Pollution, Save Colorado Families $358 Annually

Colorado families could save $358 every year on their electricity bills by 2030 if the government invests in the energy efficiency of our buildings today, according to a new report by Environment Colorado. Saving energy in our buildings would also help Colorado’s fight against global warming, reducing global warming pollution from buildings by 39 percent.

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