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Environment Colorado laments feds’ decision to repeal Clean Car Standards

DENVER -- Today, the Trump administration announced new vehicle emission guidelines which roll back the existing Clean Car Standards. This regressive move betrays the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA)’s stated mission of protecting human health and the environment. It will get rid of our nation’s best climate change mitigation program, which is cutting future carbon emissions more effectively than any other current federal policy.

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Tax Bill Threatens America’s Environment

Today, the House of Representatives is voting on a tax bill that would open America’s unspoiled Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling and maintain billions in tax breaks for fossil fuel producers.

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Trump administration announces repeal of EPA’s Clean Power Plan

Denver – Today, the Trump administration announced that it plans to repeal the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, our best climate program to limit carbon pollution from dirty power plants. Environment Colorado director Garrett Garner-Wells released the following statement in response

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Denver Climate Action Plan puts city in top tiers of leadership

The City of Denver today released a report outlining specific steps to reduce emissions of the dangerous pollution that causes climate change. Through October, the city is taking feedback on proposed targets and strategies.

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Environment Colorado Launches $400,000 Outreach Effort to Defend our Environment

DENVER -- Today Environment Colorado announced a $400,000 public education campaign across all seven Colorado Congressional districts to convince Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner to stand up for a cleaner, healthier future, and oppose a return to a dirtier, more dangerous past.

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Trump’s First 100 Days: A Disaster for the Planet and Our Families’ Health

Although our air and water are much cleaner than they were 40+ years ago when the Cuyahoga River was burning and the skies in numerous cities were gray with pollution, our environment and our families’ health is still not as safe as it should be. Americans in 49 states experienced at least one day in 2015 where the air was unhealthy to breathe; global warming threatens our health and the planet; agriculture and stormwater runoff pollute our waterways and the oil, coal, gas and mining industries are aggressively gearing up to expand their destructive activities into new pristine public places.

News Release | Environment Colorado Research and Policy Center

Denver is 6th worst for smog days

Air pollution remains a major threat to our health, according to a new report from Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center, Our Health at Risk: Why Are Millions of Americans Still Breathing Unhealthy Air? In 2015, people here in Denver experienced 23 unhealthy air pollution days, increasing the risk of premature death, asthma attacks and other adverse health impacts.

Report | Environment Colorado Research and Policy Center

Our Health At Risk

Despite decades of progress under the Clean Air Act, Americans across the country continue to breathe unhealthy air, leading to increased risk of premature death, asthma attacks and other adverse health impacts.

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"Sheer Reckless Folly"

Today, President Trump signed an executive order rolling back climate progress. The executive order instructs the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to rewrite the Clean Power Plan, the single largest step the U.S. has taken to limit climate change. 

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