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No toxic mining near the Grand Canyon

One million acres of land on the Grand Canyon’s borders are off-limits to new uranium mining claims for 20 years – the maximum allowed by law – thanks in part to Environment Colorado. Together with our national federation, we helped deliver more than 300,000 public comments, lobbied on Capitol Hill and released research that helped convince Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to protect the Grand Canyon from new toxic mining claims.

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Wind Power for a Cleaner America

America has more than doubled its use of wind power since the beginning of 2008 and we are starting to reap the environmental rewards. Wind energy now displaces about 68 million metric tons of global warming pollution each year — as much as is produced by 13 million cars.

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Finding local solutions to global warming

Colorado is leading the way in the fight to stop global warming. We helped convince Gov. Bill Ritter to commit to big reductions in our state’s global warming pollution: 80% below 2005 levels by 2050.

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President Obama, Congress Save Wind Power in Fiscal Cliff Agreement

The main federal incentives for wind power -– the renewable energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) and the offshore wind Investment Tax Credit (ITC) -– expired on December 31, 2012, but as of January 2 will now be available for wind power projects that start construction over the next year, allowing for continued growth of Coloradan and American wind power. Click here to read more

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Promoting clean energy for Colorado

In 2008, our staff and members helped convince state leaders to pass legislation that incentivized the transition to renewable energy and helped and bring down the costs of efficiency upgrades for homes and businesses.

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