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President Obama, Congress Save Wind Power in Fiscal Cliff Agreement

The main federal incentives for wind power -– the renewable energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) and the offshore wind Investment Tax Credit (ITC) -– expired on December 31, 2012, but as of January 2 will now be available for wind power projects that start construction over the next year, allowing for continued growth of Coloradan and American wind power. Click here to read more

News Release | Environment Colorado

Vote to lift oil export ban a blessing on oil companies and curse on climate

DENVER, CO -- Backed by most of the Colorado’s congressional delegation, the U.S. House voted today to lift the decades-old ban on crude oil exports, a top priority of the oil and gas companies that, if approved, would worsen global warming and heighten the risk of harmful spills.

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News Release | Environment Colorado

Congress fails our parks, forests and natural areas

America’s most important conservation program vanished at the stroke of midnight, putting some of the nation’s and Colorado’s most treasured parks, forests, and other landscapes at risk.

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Blog Post

Communities left defenseless against fracking | Michael Carter

The Colorado Supreme Court will soon decide whether communities can ban fracking locally. Since the impacts of fracking -- like air and water pollution -- are felt locally, communities deserve the ability to protect themselves from this harmful process. 

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A silver lining to a toxic orange legacy? | Russell Bassett

The toxic mining spill in the Animas River made international news, but it also helped highlight a problem that is long overdue for a solution. Hard rock metal mining is the most destructive industry in the world. The mining industry should not be allowed to use our public lands to build new mines in and around our cherished waterways until it cleans up from past mining operations.

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Report | Environment Colorado

Lighting the Way

Solar energy is booming. In just the last three years, America’s solar photovoltaic capacity tripled. In 2014, a third of the United States’ new installed electric capacity came from solar power. And in three states – California, Hawaii, and Arizona – solar power now generates more than 5 percent of total electricity consumption.

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