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New report ranks Denver #10 in nation for solar power as state regulators examine how to value distributed solar
Solar-powered auto body shop joins Environment Colorado to call for more solar

Today, Environment Colorado released a new report: “Shining Cities: At the Forefront of America’s Solar Energy Revolution”, a first-of-its kind comparison of the growth of solar in major American cities. The report ranks Denver 10th in the nation for installed solar as well as in solar capacity per capita. Environment Colorado was joined at Mancinelli’s Auto Repair Center by Mary Beth Susman, President of the Denver City Council; Rebecca Cantwell, Senior Program Director with COSEIA, the Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association; and Steve Mancinelli, owner of 100% solar-powered auto body shop Mancinelli’s Auto Repair Center, to discuss ways to keep Denver and the rest of Colorado at the forefront of solar energy development.

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News Release | Environment Colorado

Nearly 100,000 citizens urge Sec. Salazar to protect Grand Canyon from uranium mining

 Last week Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar received comments from more than 98,200 citizens asking him to protect the lands around Grand Canyon National Park from mining.

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Report | Environment America

Wasting Our Waterways: Toxic Industrial Pollution and the Unfulfilled Promise of the Clean Water Act

Industrial facilities continue to dump millions of pounds of toxic chemicals into America’s rivers, streams, lakes and ocean waters each year – threatening both the environment and human health. According to the EPA, pollution from industrial facilities is responsible for threatening or fouling water quality in more than 10,000 miles of rivers and more than 200,000 acres of lakes, ponds and estuaries nationwide.

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News Release | Environment Colorado

New DOE report finds Colorado poised for green ‘Industries of the Future’ as Senate takes up clean energy bill

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy released a report that finds that Colorado has the industrial and human capital base, the natural resource potential, and ongoing policy framework to capitalize on federal efforts to repower America with a clean energy economy. 

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News Release | Environment Colorado

Transit riders tell Congress, don’t miss the bus

Transit advocate Vivian Stovall joined the Colorado Association of State Transit Agencies (CASTA), Environment Colorado and other groups calling on Congress to back funding for transit development. 

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Report | Environment Colorado

Getting On Track: Record Transit Ridership Increases Energy Independence

Transportation is responsible for more than two-thirds of our nation’s oil consumption and nearly a third of our carbon dioxide emissions. 

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