News Release | Environment Colorado

Fishing, rafting in Browns Canyon protected for future generations

Browns Canyon, a popular spot for trout fishing and whitewater rafting here in central Colorado, will gain permanent protection tomorrow as a National Monument, following decades of campaigning by outdoor enthusiasts, the tourism industry, and some of the state’s most prominent political leaders. President Obama’s expected action, revealed this morning in the Denver Post, will preserve more than 20,000 rugged canyon acres surrounding the Arkansas River, a beloved area home to gold medal trout, black bears, and stunning vistas.

News Release | Environment Colorado

Report: Wind energy, tax credits needed to combat global warming

The carbon pollution from 8 coal plants could be eliminated in Colorado if wind power continues its recent growth trajectory, according to a new analysis by Environment Colorado. The analysis comes just as Congress considers whether to renew tax credits critical to wind development.

News Release | Environment Colorado

Colorado clean air groups deliver 8 millionth comment to clean up power plants

As the public comment period on the Clean Power Plan closes today, Colorado groups supporting climate action joined colleagues from around the country to deliver a symbolic “8 millionth” comment supporting U.S. Environmental Protection Agency standards to reduce carbon pollution from power plants.  

News Release | Environment colorado

Environment Colorado applauds step forward to help Americans breathe easier

“No one should have to worry that the air they breathe will make them sick, but that’s been the case for far too long for millions of Americans.” –Kim Stevens, Environment Colorado

News Release | Environment Colorado Research and Policy Center

Report: 20% percent solar in reach

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Solar power is growing so fast in Colorado that goals once considered ambitious are now seen as readily achievable, according to a new report by Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center.

“We can get to 20% solar in Colorado by 2025 if we just keep our foot on the accelerator,” said Kim Stevens, Campaign Director of Environment Colorado. “That’s a small fraction of what’s possible, but it will make a big difference in the quality of our lives and the future of our planet.”

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