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.

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. 

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