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Colorado PUC takes Public Comment on Critical Clean Air Plan

The Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) is set to hold a public comment hearing this evening in downtown Grand Junction on Xcel Energy's proposed plan to retire five Denver-metro coal-fired power units.

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Xcel Energy Files Landmark Clean Air Plan: Plan aims to dramatically reduce metro-area air pollution

Xcel Energy today hit a critical deadline under Colorado's landmark new clean air law, filing a plan with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) proposing the retirement of five metro-area coal plants. Xcel's filing is an important step in complying with HB10-1365, the Clean Air, Clean Jobs Act that passed with broad bi-partisan support by the Colorado General Assembly in early April. 

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NEW ANALYSIS: U.S. Senate Proposal Would Increase Colorado’s Oil Dependence by 7 Million Gallons, Cost Consumers $18 Million

As oil continues to pour into the Gulf of Mexico and just days before a major U.S. Senate vote on legislation that would block new rules requiring cars and light trucks to use less oil, a new analysis finds that the Senate measure would increase Colorado’s dependence on oil by more than 7 million gallons in 2016. 

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Historic Clean Air-Clean Jobs act signed by Governor

Today, House Bill 1365 was signed by Governor Bill Ritter, Jr.  The “Clean Air-Clean Jobs Act”, was sponsored by Rep. Solano (D- Brighton) and Rep. Roberts (R- Durango), Sen. Penry (R-Grand Junction), and Sen. Whitehead (D-Hesperus). The bill is seen nationally as a model for how individual states can offer pragmatic solutions to meet future energy demand in a cleaner, healthier way.

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New data clears the air for clean air and healthy communities

Bill will reduce pollutants that contribute to devastating health impacts. On Monday morning more than 250 people, including legislators, public health professionals, energy companies and conservation groups joined Gov. Bill Ritter in support of House Bill 1365, the Clean Air-Clean Jobs Act.

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Colorado State Senate takes proactive, Colorado solution for clean air

Denver, CO – House Bill 1365 passed today on second reading in the Senate.  The “Clean Air-Clean Jobs Act” is sponsored by Sen. Josh Penry (R-Grand Junction) and Sen. Bruce Whitehead (D- Hesperus).

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Colorado State House clears the way for Clean Air-Clean Jobs Act

Legislation designed to reduce pollutants that contribute to devastating health impacts.

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Pollution-cutting measure will improve air quality and public health

Clean Air-Clean Jobs Act also will further expand Colorado’s vibrant clean-energy economy.

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New report shows Colorado’s global warming pollution on the rise, Summit County and ski industry leaders call for action

With ski season revving into high gear, Summit County Commissioner Karn Stiegelmeier, Breckenridge Mayor John Warner, and Dave November, Environmental Manager for Breckenridge Ski Resort joined Environment Colorado for a press conference at the base of one of the nation’s most visited ski slope.  The speakers called for action to cut global warming pollution and protect outdoor recreation, an industry that could be the first major casualty of unchecked temperature increase.  At the event, Environment Colorado released Too Much Pollution, a new report showing Colorado’s, and the nation’s, rising global warming pollution. 

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Obama Administration Gives Green Light to Cleaner Cars

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation today proposed the first-ever uniform standards to improve fuel economy and reduce global warming pollution from new passenger vehicles.  The standards largely mirror those already adopted by 14 states.