News Release | Environment Colorado

New Poll Shows Protecting Colorado’s Waterways is Good Policy and Good Politics

Coloradans overwhelmingly support an Obama administration proposal to restore protections for Colorado’s rivers, lakes, streams, and wetlands, according to a recent poll commissioned by leading environmentalists and sportsmen organizations.

News Release | Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center

New Obama Clean Cars Standards would Slash Pollution and Pain at the Pump

As Coloradans get ready for summer road trips, an Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center report finds that cleaner, more fuel efficient cars would significantly slash oil consumption and global warming pollution across the state. The report, Summer on the Road: Going Farther on a Gallon of Gas, was released as the Obama administration is on the verge of finalizing fuel efficiency and global warming pollution standards for cars and light trucks that achieve a 54.5 mpg standard by 2025.

News Release | Environment Colorado

State Legislature Protects Colorado’s Clean Energy Leadership

Environmentalists, clean energy businesses and their allies in the legislature are pleased by the 2012 legislative session, as a slew of bills designed to promote dirty energy were soundly defeated. One of the most controversial anti-environmental bills, which died in the final hours of the session, took aim at the state’s landmark goal of generating 30% of the state’s energy from renewable sources by 2020.

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.

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