PRESS RELEASES

Governor Jared Polis announces a bill to prioritize public health, safety, and environment over oil and gas

New bill would prioritize public health and safety over oil and gas development

DENVER — Today, Governor Jared Polis, House Speaker KC Becker, and Senate Majority Leader Steve Fenberg announced a bill to ensure health, safety and the environment come first in our oil and gas regulatory system.
February 28, 2019/by Press Team
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Conservation Colorado Releases Statement on LWCF Reauthorization

Today’s vote is the first step in fixing a problem of Congress’ own making. It was tragically unnecessary for LWCF to expire in the first place and though Senator Cory Gardner supports LWCF, we saw no real leadership to make it happen.
February 12, 2019/by Press Team

CORE Act is Visionary Effort to Protect Colorado Wilderness and Outdoor Recreation

Today, Senator Michael Bennet and Representative Joe Neguse announced they are introducing the Colorado Outdoor Recreation & Economy (CORE) Act.
January 25, 2019/by Press Team
Governor Polis signs an Executive Order in Favor of EVs and Clean Air

Coloradans Applaud Gov. Polis’ Bold Actions to Advance Electric Vehicles, Cleaner Air

DENVER — Today, in one of his first major administrative actions, Governor Jared Polis signed an Executive Order that will reduce carbon emissions for Colorado’s transportation sector.
January 17, 2019/by Press Team
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Conservation Colorado Condemns Martinez Decision, Looks to Legislature for Action

Today, the Colorado Supreme Court released its ruling on Martinez vs. Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission, retaining the status quo of an under-regulated industry.
January 14, 2019/by Press Team

Conservation Colorado Adds Two New Senior Staff Members

DENVER — Today, Conservation Colorado, the state’s largest environmental organization, announced the addition of two senior staff members.
January 9, 2019/by Press Team

Colorado Citizen and Conservation Groups Applaud Closure of Loophole Putting Students and Teachers at Risk from Oil and Gas Development

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) today passed a rule that will require new oil and gas development to be set back 1,000 feet from all outdoor and modular school facilities, rather than just from school buildings.
December 18, 2018/by Press Team

Conservation Organizations Celebrate Xcel Energy’s Bold Goal to Transition to 100 Percent Clean Energy by 2050

Xcel Energy announced that the Minnesota-based corporation and Colorado’s largest utility had committed to going 100 percent carbon-free by 2050 company-wide.
December 4, 2018/by Press Team

Colorado’s Air Quality Regulators Adopt New Vehicle Emission Standards

DENVER, CO — Today, Colorado’s Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC) voted unanimously to adopt the Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) Program standards for cars and trucks.
November 16, 2018/by Press Team

Coloradans Choose a National Conservation Leader as Governor

Conservation Colorado released the following statement from Executive Director Kelly Nordini on the election of Jared Polis as governor.
November 6, 2018/by Press Team

Oil and Gas Industry Spends More Than $30 Million to Block Proposition 112

Conservation Colorado Executive Director Kelly Nordini has released the following statement on the failure of Proposition 112.
November 6, 2018/by Press Team

Oil and Gas Industry Fails to Deceive Voters with Amendment 74

Conservation Colorado Executive Director Kelly Nordini released the following statement on the failure of Amendment 74.
November 6, 2018/by Press Team