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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 Research & Policy Center

The Costs of Fracking: Environment Colorado Documents the Dollars Drained by Dirty Drilling

Denver, CO: Firing a new salvo in the ongoing debate over the gas drilling practice known as fracking, Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center released a report today documenting a wide range of dollars and cents costs imposed by dirty drilling. As documented in The Cost of Fracking, fracking creates millions of dollars of costs related to everything from air pollution to ruined roads to contaminated property.

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Report | Environment Colorado

Trashing Our Treasures

National parks, forests and public lands are essential for maintaining healthy ecosystems, safeguarding our waterways, cleaning up the air we breathe, protecting wildlife habitat, and providing opportunities to connect with the outdoors. Recreation and tourism on public lands drives a 10$ billion outdoor industry in Colorado that supports over 100,000 local jobs. This report showcases treasured places across the country at risk of resource exploitation and development if attacks on our public lands are signed into law.

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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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