News Release | Environment Colorado

Denying California the right to set its own emissions standards -- and Colorado the right to adopt them-- hurts all 50 states

The Environmental Protection Agency announced a plan to rescind California’s authority to impose stronger car pollution regulations than the federal government.

News Release | Environment Colorado

Statement: Methane rule rollback will lead to more greenhouse gas pollution

The Trump administration today proposed to do away with the Environmental Protection Agency’s methane rules, which will eliminate critical federal oversight of hundreds of thousands of oil and gas facilities. 

Methane, the primary component of natural gas, is a powerful global warming pollutant. It is 25 percent more potent than carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. Approximately one-third of the nation’s methane pollution is generated by oil and gas operations.The substance is released at every stage of the development and application of both natural gas and crude oil, including production, processing, transportation, and storage.

News Release | Environment Colorado

New study: U.S. clean energy use has accelerated during the past decade

Since 2009, the United States has increased its solar power generation 40-fold and upped its electric production from wind by more than 270 percent, according to a new report released today by Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group. The study also highlights advances in energy savings, the increased use of energy storage and the tremendous growth of electric vehicle sales. 

News Release | Environment America

House passes sweeping PFAS protections: 2025 ban on military use, Superfund cleanup and clean water safeguards

The U.S. House approved a host of provisions today to address widespread drinking water contamination from toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The annual defense spending bill would phase out the military’s use of PFAS-containing firefighting foams by 2025 — a major source of drinking water contamination. The bill would also designate all PFAS chemicals as hazardous substances under Superfund and toxic pollutants under the Clean Water Act, spurring cleanup and reducing discharges into waterways, respectively.

Both chambers have now incorporated our request to rapidly phase out the military’s use of PFAS. This is what communities and service members deserve. The House wants this phaseout by 2025, while the Senate says 2023. We are gratified to see this Congressional race to the top.

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