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Colorado groups leery of Gardner, GOP ‘reining in’ EPA on Clean...

Conservation groups are girding for battle in what they claim is a coming assault on the Clean Air Act by U.S. House Republicans, including Colorado congressmen Cory Gardner, Mike Coffman and Doug Lamborn. Environment Colorado today issued a release ahead of the State of the Union address urging President Barack Obama “to protect the nation’s public health against threats from dirty energy lobbyists and their allies in Congress.”

With Congress gridlocked on climate legislation, environmental groups forge ahead

Despite the Gulf oil spill, a massive pipeline break in Michigan and broad concerns about global warming, ambitious climate-change and energy legislation is likely dead for the year. That poses a conundrum, going forward, for environmentalists: How to convince lawmakers of the need for legislation to sever the country’s decades-long ties to oil and to reform energy policy more generally?

Murkowski anti-EPA resolution comes up short in Senate vote

Colorado Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet voted with 51 of their colleagues Thursday to defeat Republican Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s Congressional Review Act...

Coloradans rally to oppose Murkowski bid to block EPA on Clean...

Colorado environmentalists are rallying opposition to a resolution floated by Republican Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski that would block the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from...

Environmentalists fret over coming retirement of ‘rock star’ Justice Stevens

Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens will retire this summer, a fact that has led conservatives to begin prepping for the coming appointment battle....

Conservation group asks EPA to yank Xcel permits for coal-fired plants

Conservationists aren't waiting for Xcel Energy to remake its coal-fired power plants along the Front Range to reduce smog ahead of an expected emissions clampdown by federal regulators.

Environmentalist ‘storm’ passes through Sen. Bennet’s Denver office

DENVER-- Around 50 environmental volunteers clad in raincoats, ponchos, and umbrellas “stormed” Senator Michael Bennet’s office on Wednesday urging him to take a strong stance protecting the Clean Air Act from recent attacks in Congress.

Taking one for the natural gas team: Penry backs Ritter clean...

Gov. Bill Ritter’s Colorado Clean Air-Clean Jobs Act brought together some strange bedfellows this morning in the west foyer of the State Capitol in...

Ritter renewable hike sails through Senate; clean air bill next on...

Gov. Bill Ritter may be a lame-duck chief executive laid up by a recent bike crash, but his clean-energy agenda keeps rolling along like Lance Armstrong in the Alps.

Afternoon News Nuggets: 15 July 2009

Dug up fresh, daily. BOOT CAMP: The National Republican Congressional Committee this week is flogging GOP state Rep. Cory Gardner's fundraising efforts, clearly pinning hopes...
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