Updates

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

90 Local Elected Officials, Recreational Businesses, Outdoors Groups Call on President Obama to Protect Colorado’s Parks

Today, Environment Colorado and 90 groups released a letter to President Obama calling for lasting protections from drilling and pollution for parks like Rocky Mountain National Park. 

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News Release | Environment Colorado

Hickenlooper Threatens to Sue Cities and Towns That Have Passed Bans on Fracking

Gov. John Hickenlooper announced that he won’t tolerate action taken by cities and towns to ban oil and gas drilling within their borders, and promised to take them to court.

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News Release | Environment Colorado

Environment Colorado launches paid media campaign to protect national parks

Environment Colorado launched a paid media campaign to protect Colorado’s national parks from oil and gas drilling.

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News Release | Environment Colorado and Clean Water Action

Fort Collins, Colorado Passes Fracking Ban

In a 5-2 vote on the night of the 19th, the Fort Collins City Council voted to ban fracking within the city limits.

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News Release | Environment Colorado

Senator Udall Shows Colorado’s Parks Some Valentine’s Day Love

Today, U.S. Senator Mark Udall joined a bipartisan group of Senators to introduce a bill to fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund on the 50th anniversary of its original introduction.

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