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Platte River Power Authority votes unanimously to set zero carbon by 2030 goal

DENVER -- Today, and for the second time this week, a Colorado utility announced a goal of zeroing out its carbon emissions. The board of directors of the Platte River Power Authority, which is jointly owned by the communities of Estes Park, Fort Collins, Longmont and Loveland, voted unanimously to commit to a goal of a 100 percent non-carbon resource mix by 2030.

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Xcel Energy announces plan for zero-carbon electricity by 2050

DENVER -- Today, Xcel Energy announced a plan to reduce carbon emissions 80 percent by 2030 and 100 percent by 2050. Garrett Garner-Wells, director of Environment Colorado, issued the following statement.

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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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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.

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