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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

Rural Colorado Businesses Hail the Passage of Senate Bill 252

Opportunities for rural economic development and less pollution will spread across Colorado with the adoption of Senate Bill 252, according to renewable energy businesses located in rural electric cooperative territories.

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News Release | Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center

1 out of 4 Coloradans Live in Areas Hit by Recent Weather Disasters; New Report Says Global Warming to Bring More Extreme Weather

Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center released a new report about extreme weather events in Colorado and the extent to which local communities are impacted by these events. The report details the science linking extreme weather events to global warming, and the potential of these events becoming even more common and severe in the future.

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News Release | Environment Colorado

Boulder Creek, Global Warming Solutions, Mercury Pollution Limits Withstand Assault in U.S. Senate

Colorado senators both voted right on budget amendments related to protecting parks and securing strong carbon pollution standards, yet Senator Bennet cast a disappointing vote on the Keystone XL pipeline. Senator Udall voted against the measure, which would further destabilize our climate and endanger our health and environment in Colorado.

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News Release | Environment Colorado

90 Local Elected Officials, Recreational Businesses, Outdoors Groups Call on President Obama to Protect Colorado’s Parks

Today, Environment Colorado and 90 groups released a letter to President Obama calling for lasting protections from drilling and pollution for parks like Rocky Mountain National Park. 

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News Release | Environment Colorado

Hickenlooper Threatens to Sue Cities and Towns That Have Passed Bans on Fracking

Gov. John Hickenlooper announced that he won’t tolerate action taken by cities and towns to ban oil and gas drilling within their borders, and promised to take them to court.

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