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3 takeaways from the Colorado coal plant closures

  Colorado officials have said two coal-fired power plants on the Western Slope will shut down and cease operations as part of an agreement to...

How Colorado Dems beat attacks on the Clean Power Plan

DENVER -- A months-long attempt by Republican lawmakers to halt state action on the Clean Power Plan came to a predictable end Wednesday in...

Denver EPA meeting Tues and Wed already full with speakers

  With its first-ever plan to reduce carbon emissions through power plants, the Environmental Protection Agency’s nationwide public hearings this week are expected to...

Solar boosters push Guv to back major expansion

Colorado’s solar industry has grown 20-fold in the last half decade. A coalition that includes 280 businesses and organizations is petitioning Gov. Hickenlooper to keep the momentum going.

More than 2 million comments collected in support of EPA’s new...

Conservation groups announced Thursday that they have collected more than 2 million comments — almost 50,000 of them from Coloradans — supporting this week's landmark ruling by a federal appeals court that upheld the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rules for greenhouse gases.

Colorado conservationists hail strides made in 2012 state legislative session

Colorado's conservation community deemed the 2012 state legislative session a success this week after it saw a half dozen bills it supported pass and 15 efforts to undermine the environment thwarted.

DeGette honors Great Outdoors Week, slams efforts to remove wilderness protections

Colorado’s senior member of Congress, Democrat Diana DeGette, issued a statement today blasting Republican attempts to roll back wilderness and roadless area protections for public lands, also offering her support for national Great Outdoors Week Aug. 20-28.

Kayakers, conservationists to converge on Confluence Kayaks to back Clean Water...

Kayakers and conservation groups will rally at a downtown Denver boat shop Tuesday to hand deliver U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8 Director Jim Martin tens of thousands of comments on the federal agency’s proposed guidance on which bodies of water in Colorado and around the nation qualify for protection under the Clean Water Act.

Colorado conservation groups laud lawmakers for fending off bids to undercut...

On the final day of the legislative session Wednesday, Colorado’s conservation community praised state lawmakers for staving off a slew of bills aimed at turning back the clock on the Ritter administration’s “New Energy Economy” and also for passing a handful of bills that actually advance the state’s reputation as a leader in clean energy policies.

Senate passes final step to Clean Air, Clean Jobs, approves new...

Last session, arguably the most critical piece of environmental legislation passed by Colorado lawmakers was the landmark Clean Air, Clean Jobs Act, which mandated the shuttering of several Front Range coal-fired power plants and conversion of others to natural gas or renewable energy sources. This session, the legislature just completed the final step in implementing the law that was so bitterly opposed by Colorado’s coal industry last year.