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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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Environment Colorado Applauds Senator Udall's Leadership in the Fight for Colorado’s Open Space

With the deadline for a deal on a transportation-funding bill fast approaching, Senator Mark Udall urged his colleagues to support a critical conservation provision in the conferenced bill. Senator Udall has been a leading voice in the effort protect treasured places around the country by supporting the Land and Water Conservation Fund—a program that was established nearly 50 years ago to provide resources for states to protect and expand parks, wildlife refuges and forests, without using a single tax-payer dollar.

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State Groups and Health Experts Applaud Today's Inhofe CRA Vote

Colorado groups expressed relief following the U.S. Senate’s vote on the Inhofe Congressional Review Act (CRA) to overturn the Environmental Protection Agency’s Mercury and Air Toxics standard.  They say today’s Congressional action would have killed the EPA’s clean air standard for curbing mercury and other toxic air pollutants, endangering Coloradans lives and health in the process.

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EPA Proposes Life-Saving Soot Pollution Standards

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency put forth updated air quality standards for deadly "soot" pollution.

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Landmark Policy Reduced Energy Use by the Equivalent of 100,000 Homes Reduces Natural Gas, Water and Air Pollution Too

It’s been five years since the Colorado legislature passed a law, HB 07-1037, which directed the Colorado Public Utilities Commission to develop energy efficiency goals and incentives for the state’s investor-owned utilities including Xcel Energy Inc. and Black Hills Energy Corporation.  As a result, the electric utilities invested $166 million in efficiency programs for their business and residential customers.  In hindsight, was it worth it?