Report | Environment Colorado Research and Policy Center

Dangerous Inheritance

As a result of global warming, young Americans today are growing up in a different climate than their parents and grandparents experienced. It is warmer than it used to be. Storms pack more of a punch. Rising seas increasingly flood low-lying land. Large wildfires have grown bigger, more frequent and more expensive to control. People are noticing changes in their own backyards, no matter where they live.

Report | Environment Colorado Research and Policy Center

Shining Cities

Report | Environment Colorado

Polluting Politics

The owner of Cargill Meat Solutions spent $1.3 billion on lobbying in a single year, according to a new report by Environment Colorado. The enormous spending came after Cargill Meat Solutions dumped 462,000 pounds of toxic chemicals into Colorado’s waterways in 2012.  

Environment Colorado released its “Polluting Politics” report shortly after the introduction of a House bill to block the EPA’s clean water rule to restore Clean Water Act protections to thousands of waterways in Colorado and across the country.

Report | Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center

More Wind, Less Warming

American wind power already produced enough energy in 2013 to power 15 million homes. Continued, rapid development of wind energy would allow the renewable resource to supply 30 percent of the nation’s electricity by 2030, providing more than enough carbon reductions to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan.

Report | Environment Colorado Research and Policy Center

Star Power: The Growing Role of Solar Energy in Colorado

Our new report shows that tapping just a fraction of our state’s solar potential will yield tremendous benefits for our lives, our environment and our children’s future. The report also demonstrates that the rapid growth of solar makes goals what once seemed ambitious readily achievable.

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