News Release | Environment Colorado

Kansas' rejection of Tri-State power plant a huge step forward

Decision will protect climate, benefit clean energy and save ratepayers money 

News Release | Environment Colorado

Colorado Utility Denied Air Permit for 1400 Megawatt Coal Plant

Tri-State Generation and Transmission (Westminster, CO) who provides power to 44 rural electric cooperatives in 4 states, was denied a crucial Air Permit needed to begin construction on a 1400 MW facility 50 miles from Colorado in Holcomb Kansas to serve its Colorado customers.  The facility, once the largest planned coal facility west of the Mississippi, would have contributed over 10 million tons of global wamring pollution into the air each year.
 

News Release | Environment Colorado

Clean Water Act turns 35: challenges lie ahead

Clean water advocates celebrated the Clean Water Act’s 35th anniversary alongside the Platte River today, highlighting the Act’s successes as well as its challenges outlined in a new report by Environment Colorado entitled Troubled Waters: An analysis of Clean Water Act compliance. According to the report, in 2005 more than 45 percent of industrial and municipal facilities across Colorado discharged more pollution into our waterways than their Clean Water Act permits allow.

News Release | Environment Colorado

Less Auto-Dependent Development Is Key to Mitigating Climate Change

Meeting the growing demand for conveniently located homes in walkable neighborhoods could significantly reduce the growth in the number of miles Americans drive, shrinking the nation’s carbon footprint while giving people more housing choices, according to a team of urban planning researchers.

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