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- 01/11/17--10:00: Our Four Priorities for the Colorado Legislature in 2017
- 04/10/17--11:19: Nine Things We’re Fighting For This Legislative Session
- 05/01/17--15:48: A Look at Five Recent Oil and Gas Disasters in Colorado
- 06/29/17--13:37: Trump’s Dirty Energy Agenda Comes to a Colorado Forest
- 08/18/17--13:11: The Data is In: Renewable Energy Is Cheaper Than Coal in Colorado
- 12/05/17--09:57: Our Biggest Wins in 2017
- 01/10/18--10:22: Why Colorado’s Legislative Session Matters for Conservation
(Updated November 2, 2016). Recent campaign finance disclosures make clear what many have been speculating for a while now: the oil and gas industry is the driving force behind the ballot initiative that would make it harder for Colorado citizens to amend their own state constitution. Watergate’s “Deep Throat” informant taught Americans to follow the […]
If one takes Donald Trump’s words at face value, admittedly a dicey proposition, his administration and the anti-conservation majority in the U.S. Congress are likely to launch a volley of assaults on Colorado’s land, water, and climate. And yet, as the state’s largest environmental organization, we remain hopeful for the future. It’s not going to […]
The post What a Trump Presidency Means for Colorado’s Environment — and How We’re Fighting Back appeared first on Conservation CO.
Conservation Colorado Executive Director Pete Maysmith made the following comments about President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees: Scott Pruitt for Environmental Protection Agency Administrator “It is extremely disconcerting to hear that President-elect Trump has nominated a climate denier to lead the EPA. His record of putting profits ahead of people is crosswise with Colorado’s commitment to a clean future. We […]
This year holds a lot of promise, in spite of a disappointing start to 2017 for environmental issues on the federal level, with President-elect Trump’s nomination of several very concerning cabinet nominees. But the election has not changed what we plan to do here in Colorado. We will still work to clean up our air, […]
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When changes happen at the federal level, it’s easy to feel like those changes are restricted to Washington D.C. and won’t affect the daily lives of Colorado residents. This, however, is not so. Colorado is home to federal agency offices in all sectors, from the military to veterans’ affairs to transportation — in fact, Colorado […]
The post Think that what happens at federal agencies doesn’t have much of an impact in Colorado? Think again. appeared first on Conservation CO.
There’s nothing more important than keeping our children safe and healthy, especially when they’re at school. That’s why we encourage kids to get exercise and play outside during recess; why the 1,000-foot federal drug-free school zone exists; and why in Pueblo, Aurora and Denver it’s illegal to sell, grow, transfer or distribute marijuana within 1,000 […]
The post Why This Commonsense Oil and Gas Bill Is Good For Colorado’s Children appeared first on Conservation CO.
While news coming from Washington, D.C. is almost always dire for the environment, in Colorado it’s much more hopeful. So far this year in Colorado’s Capitol, it’s been an exciting legislative session for many issues. Here are some of the highlights so far on what we’ve been up to at the state Capitol: Elementary school kids […]
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President Trump recently signed an executive order to roll back the Clean Power Plan, along with a host of other Obama-era policies designed to protect our health and environment from climate change. While Trump claimed this action was to promote energy independence and bring back coal jobs — both of which are not likely to […]
The post Why Trump’s Executive Order on Climate Won’t Stop Colorado’s Progress appeared first on Conservation CO.
The recent home explosion in Firestone is a wake-up call Update 5/2/17 3pm: The Denver Post has reported that the fatal Firestone home explosion was the result of a cut supply line running from the nearby gas well. The cut seeped volatile gas into the home that ignited and caused the explosion. News broke last week […]
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Every year in Colorado, 100 legislators buckle down for five months of proposing, hearing, amending, discussing, killing, and passing bills. This year’s legislative session had several great, bipartisan wins for conservation issues. Conservation champions on both sides of the aisle stood up for our air, water, and public lands. We’re excited about the passage of […]
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Expanding one coal mine would emit enough methane to undo half of Colorado’s work to prevent methane pollution. A year ago, we reported on the West Elk Coal Mine, a highly contested mine in Colorado’s Gunnison National Forest. At that time, we and many other Coloradans were concerned about Arch Coal’s proposal to expand its […]
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Renewable energy provides tremendous benefits to Colorado. Wind and solar employ more than 15,000 Coloradans and bring needed dollars to rural areas. So far, construction and operation of wind power has had an estimated $2.7 billion economic impact on Colorado’s eastern counties alone. Meanwhile, clean energy saves us money by keeping our air clean, preventing pollution-related health problems, and […]
The post The Data is In: Renewable Energy Is Cheaper Than Coal in Colorado appeared first on Conservation CO.
There’s no tiptoeing around it: 2017 was a tough year. From natural disasters to political fiascos, this year has been marked by tough news and divisiveness. The People’s Climate March in Denver. But we’re happy to say that we made progress for protecting Colorado’s land, air, water, and communities. We’re proud to celebrate the end of […]
January 10, 2018 marks the start of Colorado’s legislative session. And for the next four months, we’ll need to work together to determine our path forward to protect our air, water, public lands, and communities. We are facing a turning point for our environment. As attacks come down from the federal level, the choices our […]
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