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We helped win the single biggest action our country has ever taken on climate

Under the newly announced Clean Power Plan, gas and coal power plants will pollute 32 percent less and clean energy sources such as wind and solar will meet much more of the nation’s electricity needs. Environment America is proud of the role we’ve played to galvanize public support for this historic plan. With continued commitment from President Obama and state leaders, and strong backing from the American people, this will mark a giant shift toward the 100 percent clean energy reality that the climate crisis demands and future generations deserve.

News Release | Environment Colorado

2004 TRI Data Shows Increase In Water Pollution

Toxic releases to U.S. waterways increased by 10% between 2003 and 2004, pollution, according to Environment Colorado’s analysis of Toxics Release Inventory data released today. In total, U.S. facilities released more than 4.25 billion pounds of toxic chemicals to air, water, and land in 2004, an overall decrease from 2003.

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News Release | Environment Colorado

Report: Colorado Local Governments, Crippled By Budget Shortfalls, Could Save Billions By Curbing Sprawling Development Projects

"The Fiscal Cost of Sprawl: How Sprawl Contributes to Local Governments' Budget Woes," a report released today by Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center, found that the high cost of providing and maintaining infrastructure for sprawling development hurts taxpayers and contributes to the fiscal crises facing many Colorado local governments.

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News Release | Environment Colorado

Research Links Sprawl And Health: Study Finds Link Between Community Development Patterns And Level Of Active Living

 A new national study and special issues of two prestigious medical journals released today offer powerful indications that sprawling development has a hand the country's obesity crisis. 

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News Release | Environment Colorado

Report: FasTracks Would Benefit Denver Region's Economy And Environment

"Getting on the Fast Track to a Livable Denver Region", a report released today by Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center and the Livable Communities Support Center, found that the proposed FasTracks plan to build out the transit system in the Denver region would create more than 8000 construction jobs, strengthen the local economy through increased spending, reduce air pollution and limit the rapid pace of increasing traffic and sprawl in the metro area.

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News Release | Environment Colorado

Report: Costs Of Sprawl High: Smart Growth Choices Can Save Money, Water, Quality Of Life

According to a report released today, Colorado's sprawling development has led to higher costs for fire protection and other infrastructure costs, strained water resources, destroyed agricultural lands and open space, caused increased traffic congestion, and otherwise reduced the quality of life for many Coloradans.

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