News Release | Environment Colorado

Over 100 Public Leaders, Business Owners, Local Farmers Call for Protections for Colorado’s Rivers

State Senator Lucia Guzman, Commerce City Mayor Pro Tem Dominick Moreno, Dvorak Expeditions owner Bill Dvorak, and Confluence Kayaks owner Alex Manzo joined Environment Colorado Research and Policy Center at the Colorado State Capitol to call on President Barack Obama to restore Clean Water Act protections to the Colorado River and waterways across Colorado and the country.

News Release | Environment Colorado

Cotter Corporation to stop processing uranium in Cañon City

On December 16, 2010, Cotter Corporation announced that it will stop processing uranium at its mill in Cañon City. The announcement comes two years after Environment Colorado helped pass a law designed to force the company to clean up or shut down.

News Release | Environment Colorado

Aspen City Council Passes Plastic Bag Ban

Today the Aspen City Council voted 4-1 to pass an ordinance that bans plastic bags and places a $0.20 fee on paper bags at grocery stores in Aspen. The law will go into effect on May 1, 2012.

News Release | Environment Colorado

Colorado State Senate Passes Increase to Renewable Energy Standard, Legislation Aims to Repower Colorado’s Economy

HB10-1001 passed 3rd reading in the Colorado State Senate today on a vote of 21-13. Sponsored by Senators Gail Schwartz (D-Snowmass) and Bruce Whitehead (D-Hesperus), House Bill 1001 calls for an increase in the state's Renewable Energy Standard from 20 percent to 30 percent by 2020.

News Release | Environment Colorado

State Land Board to pull South Park Basin drilling leases

Three oil and gas lease tracts on the South Park Basin were pulled from an upcoming February 17th Colorado State Land Board lease sale in a move advocates hailed as a victory for drinking water and wildlife.

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