News Release | Environment Colorado

Statement: Trump administration decision to officially begin pulling the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement is ‘wrong-headed’

Since President Trump first announced that he would pull our country out of the Paris Accord and renege on America’s promise to do our part to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Coloradoans have experienced record heat, droughts, fires and more. Climate change is real, and it’s here. We are causing it, and we are suffering from the impacts.

News Release | Environment America Research and Policy Center

New “Voices for Clean Water” website highlights wide array of Americans speaking out against pollution threats

In response to a growing set of pollution threats and to mark today’s 47th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, Environment America Research and Policy Center and the Clean Water for All coalition have launched  a new website -- “Voices for Clean Water” -- that  features photos and testimonials from a wide array of individuals from across America. They included business owners, faith leaders, public health experts and people who love to swim, hike, kayak or just drink clean water.

News Release | Environment America

EPA’s proposed lead rule fails to ensure safe drinking water

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its long-awaited proposal to update to the federal Lead and Copper Rule. As proposed, EPA’s long-awaited update to the Lead and Copper Rule falls far short of the decisive action needed to “get the lead out” of our drinking water. And in a few critical provisions, the proposed rule could even take us backwards.  

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.

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