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Colorado 9th in the Nation for Solar Jobs Last Year
Nationwide solar employment growing 10 times faster than rest of the economy

Colorado has more than 3,600 people employed manufacturing and installing pollution-free solar energy, according to a national Solar Jobs Census released by The Solar Foundation. According to the analysis, Colorado ranks 9th in the nation for solar jobs. 

News Release | Environment Colorado

Rocky Mountains at risk, Colorado wilderness protections attacked

Environment Colorado released a new report today revealing that pristine areas across the Rocky Mountains including Rocky Mountain National Park and hundred of miles of Colorado wilderness and Roadless areas could be at risk of development and oil and gas extraction if bills moving through the House of Representatives are signed into law.  The report, “Trashing our Treasures: Congressional Assault on the Best of America and Colorado,” exposes a startling trend of legislative attacks on our state’s treasured places in the Rockies and beyond.

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News Release | Environment Colorado Research and Policy Center

New Report: Extreme Downpours and Snowstorms Up 25% in Colorado

Based on an analysis of state data from the National Climatic Data Center, the new report found that heavy downpours and snowstorms that used to happen once every 12 months on average in state now happen every 9.6 months on average.  Moreover, the biggest storms are getting bigger. The largest annual storms in Colorado now produce 8% more precipitation, on average than they did 65 years ago.

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More Than 2 Million Comments Nationally and Almost 50,000 in Colorado Collected in Support of EPA Limits on Carbon Pollution and Climate Change

Colorado conservation groups supporting clean air safeguards announced they have collected almost 50,000 comments from Coloradans and a record two million nationwide in support of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Carbon Pollution Standard. The proposed rule, which seeks to limit industrial carbon pollution from new power plants, received more public comments than any other in the agency’s history.

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Environment Colorado Applauds Senator Udall's Leadership in the Fight for Colorado’s Open Space

With the deadline for a deal on a transportation-funding bill fast approaching, Senator Mark Udall urged his colleagues to support a critical conservation provision in the conferenced bill. Senator Udall has been a leading voice in the effort protect treasured places around the country by supporting the Land and Water Conservation Fund—a program that was established nearly 50 years ago to provide resources for states to protect and expand parks, wildlife refuges and forests, without using a single tax-payer dollar.

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News Release | Environment Colorado

State Groups and Health Experts Applaud Today's Inhofe CRA Vote

Colorado groups expressed relief following the U.S. Senate’s vote on the Inhofe Congressional Review Act (CRA) to overturn the Environmental Protection Agency’s Mercury and Air Toxics standard.  They say today’s Congressional action would have killed the EPA’s clean air standard for curbing mercury and other toxic air pollutants, endangering Coloradans lives and health in the process.

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