PRESS RELEASES

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Statements on COGCC Mission Change Rulemaking

When it comes to oil and gas drilling in our state, the public supports protecting our health, safety and environment. As the COGCC embarks on this historic Mission Change rulemaking, we urge them to adopt comprehensive rules that set minimum statewide standards to protect all Coloradans, no matter which part of our state they call home.
August 24, 2020/by Garrett Garner-Wells
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Statements on Colorado oil and gas ballot deal

Governor Jared Polis announced an agreement between environmental groups and the oil and gas industry to end the Colorado oil and gas ballot wars in 2020 and 2022.
July 24, 2020/by Press Team
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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
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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
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Advocacy Groups Celebrate Key Step Towards Climate Goals and Cleaner Air

DENVER — Today, the Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC) voted unanimously to adopt new emissions rules for the oil and gas industry.
December 19, 2019/by Press Team
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Conservation Colorado reiterates support for DREAMers as U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments on DACA

DENVER — Conservation Colorado today reiterated its solidarity with DACA recipients and support for partners working on behalf of immigrants in our state and nation.
November 12, 2019/by Press Team
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Colorado public lands bill moves to US Senate following House vote

DENVER — Conservation, recreation and wildlife groups across Colorado welcomed a vote in Congress today that helped move important public lands legislation from the U.S. House of Representatives on to the U.S. Senate.
October 31, 2019/by Press Team
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Conservation Colorado and Rocky Mountain Values Launch New Climate-focused Television Commercial

DENVER — This week, Conservation Colorado and Rocky Mountain Values launched a new television commercial that pushes Sen. Cory Gardner to protect our environment and clean air.
October 29, 2019/by Press Team
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Conservation Colorado announces new Roaring Fork Valley office

CARBONDALE, COLORADO - Conservation Colorado announced the opening of a new Roaring Fork Valley office to serve this ecologically unique and politically important region.
October 3, 2019/by Press Team
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New report highlights cost savings, public health benefits of electric school buses

DENVER - A new report finds that replacing diesel buses with electric school buses will result in more than $100,000 in savings and cut harmful pollution.
October 1, 2019/by Press Team
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Conservation groups herald Gov. Polis’ executive order to protect wildlife; habitats

DENVER - Governor Jared Polis today announced an executive order to protect iconic Colorado wildlife and the landscapes they call home, aimed at conserving western landscapes and big game species for future generations.
August 21, 2019/by Press Team
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Colorado Clean Car Advocates Celebrate Vote to Adopt Statewide Zero Emission Vehicle Standards

DENVER – Today, Colorado’s AQCC voted to adopt a statewide ZEV standard. The new ZEV standard will reduce harmful tailpipe pollution, protect our health and climate, and save Coloradans money.
August 16, 2019/by Press Team