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Slashing Colorado’s mercury pollution

Colorado’s power plants will slash their mercury emissions by 90% over the next decade, a move that will help keep more pregnant women and young children safe from mercury’s neurological effects. Our advocacy helped forge the agreement. 

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Colorado 9th in the Nation for Solar Jobs Last Year

Colorado has more than 3,600 people employed manufacturing and installing pollution-free solar energy, according to a national Solar Jobs Census released by The Solar Foundation. According to the analysis, Colorado ranks 9th in the nation for solar jobs. 

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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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