News Release

Interior Secretary Recommends Eliminating Protections for Ten of America’s National Monuments

Denver, CO - Ten national monuments could soon lose some protections and be spoiled by mining, drilling, logging and overfishing, according to a U.S. Interior Department document leaked last night.

News Release | Environment Colorado

Scott Pruitt won’t protect Colorado’s air, water or families

“Coloradans and all Americans deserve an EPA administrator who will fight to protect the air we breathe, the water we drink and the planet we love. Scott Pruitt fails on all these accounts.” – Emma Spett, Environment Colorado.

Denver, CO – Today the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee is slated to vote on President Trump’s nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Environment Colorado’s Climate Organizer, Emma Spett, issued the following statement in response:

News Release | Environment Colorado Research and Policy Center

Report quantifies fracking’s widespread environmental toll

DENVER, CO –Fracking wells across the country released at least 5.3 billion pounds of global warming methane pollution in a single year, with Colorado as the 4th largest emitter, according to a new report from Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center.

News Release | Environment Colorado

Frack rule fails to protect parks and forests

Today the Obama administration released its long-awaited rule governing fracking on federal public lands. While somewhat less damaging than as originally proposed, the plan fundamentally fails to protect America’s most prized forests and other natural areas from pollution, Environment Colorado said.

News Release | Environment Colorado

Environment Colorado Endorses Candidates for 2014 Elections

Environment Colorado, a statewide environmental organization, announced today the endorsement of four candidates for federal office in the 2014 elections.

News Release | Environment Colorado

STATEMENT ON BLUE RIBBON OIL AND GAS TASK FORCE

As Governor Hickenlooper’s Blue Ribbon Oil and Gas Task Force convenes today for the first time, Kim Stevens, Campaign Director for Environment Colorado, issued the following statement...

News Release | Environment Colorado

Fracking by the Numbers

As Colorado assesses the extent of pollution from gas drilling sites swamped by September's flood, a new report charges that since 2005 fracking operations in Colorado have generated 2.2 billion gallons of toxic wastewater. The Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center report "Fracking by the Numbers" is the first of its kind to measure the footprint of fracking in Colorado to date.

News Release | Environment Colorado

Floods Exacerbate Damage of Fracking in Colorado

Oil and gas infrastructure has been severely compromised by Colorado's recent flooding.

News Release | Environment Colorado

More Than 900,000 Americans Urge President Obama to Protect National Forests and National Parks from Fracking

Nearly a million Americans have joined together to call on President Obama to step in and protect our national parks and forests from fracking, as the public comment period for a Bureau of Land Management rule draws to a close on Friday.

News Release | Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center

WHO PAYS THE COSTS OF FRACKING?

Raising new concerns on a little-examined dimension of the fracking debate, Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center today released a report analyzing financial assurance requirements for oil and gas drilling operations in Colorado. As federal officials consider allowing fracking near Colorado’s national parks and right inside its national forests, Who Pays the Costs of Fracking? shows how federal (and state) bonding requirements are completely inadequate to cover the cost and range of damage from dirty drilling.