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Protecting Colorado’s national forests

More than 4 million acres of Colorado’s pristine national forests are still free of logging and new roads. When the Bush administration attempted to open these lands to industry, we raised our voices in protest. The fight continues: We’re demanding permanent protection.

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New report ranks Denver #10 in nation for solar power as state regulators examine how to value distributed solar

Today, Environment Colorado released a new report: “Shining Cities: At the Forefront of America’s Solar Energy Revolution”, a first-of-its kind comparison of the growth of solar in major American cities. The report ranks Denver 10th in the nation for installed solar as well as in solar capacity per capita.

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Protecting our land and water

Environment Colorado helped pass the Land & Water Stewardship Act in 2010, setting strong standards to protect groundwater and requiring mining companies to create environmental plans to minimize the impact of uranium mining on our wild lands.

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You’re building support to save the bees.

Millions of bees are dying off, with alarming consequences for our environment and our food supply. In 2015, we mobilized grassroots support for protecting these vital pollinators. Thanks to your support, our national team and a coalition of beekeepers, farmers and others delivered more than 4 million petitions calling on the Obama administration to declare a ban on neonicotinoids, a class of bee-killing pesticides.

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Reducing the impact of oil and gas drilling

We convinced the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission to adopt strong regulations to protect our water, wildlife and land from the threats of drilling, including prohibiting drill rigs within 300 feet of drinking water sources.

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