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The Costs of Fracking: Environment Colorado Documents the Dollars Drained by Dirty Drilling

Denver, CO: Firing a new salvo in the ongoing debate over the gas drilling practice known as fracking, Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center released a report today documenting a wide range of dollars and cents costs imposed by dirty drilling. As documented in The Cost of Fracking, fracking creates millions of dollars of costs related to everything from air pollution to ruined roads to contaminated property.

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Rocky Mountains at risk, Colorado wilderness protections attacked

Environment Colorado released a new report today revealing that pristine areas across the Rocky Mountains including Rocky Mountain National Park and hundred of miles of Colorado wilderness and Roadless areas could be at risk of development and oil and gas extraction if bills moving through the House of Representatives are signed into law.  The report, “Trashing our Treasures: Congressional Assault on the Best of America and Colorado,” exposes a startling trend of legislative attacks on our state’s treasured places in the Rockies and beyond.

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New Report: Extreme Downpours and Snowstorms Up 25% in Colorado

Based on an analysis of state data from the National Climatic Data Center, the new report found that heavy downpours and snowstorms that used to happen once every 12 months on average in state now happen every 9.6 months on average.  Moreover, the biggest storms are getting bigger. The largest annual storms in Colorado now produce 8% more precipitation, on average than they did 65 years ago.

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More Than 2 Million Comments Nationally and Almost 50,000 in Colorado Collected in Support of EPA Limits on Carbon Pollution and Climate Change

Colorado conservation groups supporting clean air safeguards announced they have collected almost 50,000 comments from Coloradans and a record two million nationwide in support of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Carbon Pollution Standard. The proposed rule, which seeks to limit industrial carbon pollution from new power plants, received more public comments than any other in the agency’s history.

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Transportation Bill Weakens Environmental Protections and Jeopardizes America’s Clean Transportation Future

After drawn out negotiations on a transportation reauthorization bill, members of congress reported legislation out of the conference committee between the House and Senate.

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