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Colorado 9th in the Nation for Solar Jobs Last Year
Nationwide solar employment growing 10 times faster than rest of the economy

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. 

News Release | Environment Colorado

Colorado’s Power Plants are Major Global Warming Polluters

As international leaders prepare for the United Nations Climate Summit next week in New York, a new study shows Colorado’s power plants dumped as much carbon pollution into the atmosphere as the entire country of New Zealand in 2012. Environmental advocates, local elected officials and clean energy business leaders pointed to the data to support proposed limits on carbon pollution from power plants.

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News Release | Environment Colorado Research and Policy Center

849,610 Pounds of Toxic Chemicals Dumped into Colorado’s Waterways

Industrial facilities dumped 849,610 pounds of toxic chemicals into Colorado’s waterways in 2012, according to a new report by Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center.

The “Wasting Our Waterways” report comes as the Environmental Protection Agency considers a new rule to restore Clean Water Act protections to thousands of waterways in Colorado and across the nation.

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News Release | Environment Colorado

EPA Proposes First-Ever Limits on Carbon Pollution from Power Plants

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed the first-ever federal limits on carbon pollution from power plants, the largest single source of global warming pollution in America. Environment Colorado enthusiastically applauded the proposed limits, which once finalized will be the largest step the U.S. has taken to combat global warming.

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News Release | Environment Colorado

Local Groups, Regional EPA Administrator and Small Businesses Come Together Around New Rule to Protect Colorado’s Rivers and Streams

Coming off the biggest step forward for clean water in more than a decade, Environment Colorado stood with community leaders to celebrate the EPA’s newly proposed rule that will mean better protections for the S. Platte, the cherry creek and the rest of Colorado’s rivers and streams.

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News Release | Environment Colorado

EPA Proposes Biggest Step for Clean Water in a Decade

Today, in the biggest step forward for clean water in more than a decade, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule to close loopholes in the Clean Water Act that leave 68% of Colorado’s streams and millions of acres of wetlands at risk of unchecked pollution and development.

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