News Release | Environment Colorado

Transit riders tell Congress, don’t miss the bus

Transit advocate Vivian Stovall joined the Colorado Association of State Transit Agencies (CASTA), Environment Colorado and other groups calling on Congress to back funding for transit development. 

Report | Environment Colorado

Getting On Track: Record Transit Ridership Increases Energy Independence

Transportation is responsible for more than two-thirds of our nation’s oil consumption and nearly a third of our carbon dioxide emissions. 

News Release | Environment Colorado

House takes historic vote on global warming

The following is a statement by Pam Kiely, legislative director for Environment Colorado regarding the historic passage of the American Clean Energy and Security Act.

News Release | Environment Colorado

Environment Colorado Calls for More Clean Energy, No Drilling in Senate Energy Bill

The legislation being voted on today by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources committee, does little or nothing to spur renewable energy in this country. The proposal risks sensitive coastal ecosystems to pollution and spills from off-shore drilling, while worsening global warming by opening the door to high-carbon fuels such as liquid coal, tar sands and oil shale, according to Environment Colorado.   

News Release | Environment Colorado

Dire impacts of global warming avoidable with a clean energy economy

Today, 13 government science agencies issued the most definitive scientific assessment to date of the impacts of global warming on the United States and reinforced the urgency of acting now to reduce global warming pollution.

News Release | Environment Colorado

Colo. helps revamp the auto industry

Today, Governor Bill Ritter signed into law legislation creating tax incentives to put more low-emission vehicles out on the road.

News Release | Environment Colorado

Coalition tells Congress ‘don’t miss the boat’ on national clean energy economy

Kayakers took to the rapids at Confluence Park to join a coalition delivering a simple message to Congress— don’t miss the boat on passing landmark energy legislation that would fight global warming and protect Colorado’s water, wildlife and way of life. 

News Release | Environment Colorado

Vice President Biden announces major green recovery initiative in Denver

Today, the Vice President announced a joint partnership between the Departments of Energy, Housing, Labor, and Agriculture to create a $500 million project to train workers for jobs in the clean energy economy. A press statement follows by Pam Kiely, legislative program director of Environment Colorado.

News Release | Environment Colorado

Sen. Udall builds stronger foundation for zero energy homes

Today, an amendment offered by Senator Mark Udall (D- CO) to authorize funding the Zero Energy Homes Program passed in committee.  The amendment authorizes $40 million to fund the program that is designed to promote technologies and strategies in the design and construction of net-zero energy buildings.

News Release | Environment Colorado

Representative DeGette Votes for Clean Energy Future

Environment Colorado applauds Representative DeGette for voting today to pass the American Clean Energy and Security Act (H.R. 2454) through the House Energy & Commerce Committee.

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