Majority Rules graphic: Communities over oil and gas profits

Majority Rules: A Right to Shape Your Community’s Future

Dave and Leslie explain how their experiences living on the front lines of oil and gas development in Garfield County inspire them to take action and organize their communities.
April 1, 2020/by Ben Lerman
Oil and gas pump jack in front of mountain landscape

Here’s Our Take on Colorado’s New Draft Oil and Gas Rules

We've reviewed the COGCC’s new draft oil and gas rules, and we're preparing to defend wins while bringing attention to several areas in need of improvement.
March 30, 2020/by Ben Lerman
An oil rig silhouette

Ten Things You Should Know About Colorado’s Oil and Gas Industry

Here in Colorado, the oil and gas industry has had too much influence for too long while our communities and environment suffer.
March 25, 2020/by Ben Lerman
Conservation Colorado logo with text "The future is worth the fight"

How we are moving forward — and how you can help

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has upended lives and shifted timelines, our work to protect our climate, air, lands, waters, and communities continues.
March 20, 2020/by Ben Lerman
Oil and gas development next to elementary school

Putting Public Health Above Corporate Wealth: Why It’s Time for Oil and Gas Reform

Coloradans speak out on why the COGCC must follow through on common-sense oil and gas reform by making rules to prioritize health and safety.
March 16, 2020/by Ben Lerman
Conservation Colorado logo with text "The future is worth the fight"

Conservation and community organizations respond to COGCC’s new draft rules to put health and safety first

Conservation and community organizations respond to COGCC's new draft rules to implement SB19-181, Protect Public Welfare Oil and Gas Operation.
March 16, 2020/by Press Team
Conservation Colorado logo with text "The future is worth the fight"

Conservation Colorado Announces Delegation Scores from LCV’s 2019 National Environmental Scorecard

Conservation Colorado released the Colorado delegation’s scores on the League of Conservation Voters’ 2019 National Environmental Scorecard.
March 12, 2020/by Press Team
Alexis, Finangi, and Issamar with anti-plastics activist at the Colorado State Capitol

Stop Plastic Pollution: For Our State, For Our Planet

Issamar Pichardo, Protégete Community Organizer, shares why preventing plastic pollution matters to her as a traveler, environmentalist, and Latina.
March 10, 2020/by Ben Lerman
Majority Rules graphic: Communities over oil and gas profits

Majority Rules: Senate Bill 181 passed. Rules will determine what happens next.

In this blog series, we will demystify what’s coming next in the rulemaking process and amplify the stories of change makers who are actively holding industry accountable.
March 3, 2020/by Ben Lerman
Fina and Promotores at the opening of the Westminster Community garden

Building Community Power

Finangi, Protégete Community Organizer, shares her story of why she is fighting for environmental justice and community power.
March 3, 2020/by Ben Lerman
The Colorado Water Plan protects rivers like the Yampa.

Colorado’s Water Plan keeps rivers flowing. But not without a reliable cash flow. Here’s what you need to know about the Colorado Water Plan.

When it comes to the Colorado Water Plan, we all have a lot of questions. Here are the answers you need to know about our state’s water plan: what’s in it, what it will cost, and why you should care.
February 27, 2020/by Ben Lerman
Advocates gather around a podium to celebrate Latino Advocacy Day 2019

Community Leaders Share the Personal Impact of Latina/o Advocacy Day

To celebrate 14 years of Latino Advocacy Day, here are five stories from folks who went to LAD and are now working in political and social justice fields.
February 21, 2020/by Ben Lerman