PRESS RELEASES

Conservation Colorado endorses Jared Polis for governor

Conservation Colorado, the largest statewide environmental advocacy organization in Colorado, today announced its endorsement of Jared Polis for governor.
July 11, 2018/by Press Team
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Colorado Becomes the First Interior State to Pursue Advanced Clean Car Standards

As the Trump administration rolls back federal standards, Colorado takes another step in the effort to clean up our air.
June 19, 2018/by Press Team

Milestone in “Colorado Energy Plan” Shows Colorado Leads the Nation in Low Costs for Renewables and Ratepayers

Xcel Energy, the largest electricity provider in Colorado, today took the next step in its “Colorado Energy Plan,” which provides a roadmap for how Colorado can move toward a clean energy future.
June 6, 2018/by Press Team

Conservation Colorado Lauds Passage of Bipartisan Transportation Compromise

The Colorado state Senate just moved to accept the state House amendments and repass SB 1, a bill funding Colorado transportation including significant investment in multimodal options.
May 9, 2018/by Press Team

Legislature Approves Bill to Reauthorize Lottery, Continue Funding Outdoor Recreation and Land Conservation

Today the Colorado General Assembly passed SB18-066, sending it to Governor Hickenlooper’s desk for signature.
April 16, 2018/by Press Team
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Reaction to Expected Rollback of National Clean Car Standards: Bad for Colorado Wallets, Health, and Environment

News outlets are reporting that President Donald Trump and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt are expected to begin the process of rolling back national clean car standards in the coming days.
March 30, 2018/by Press Team
Expansive Water

Colorado House Passes Bill to Expand the Use of Reclaimed Water for Toilet Flushing

Conservation Colorado and Western Resource Advocates released the following statements today, praising the Colorado House of Representatives for passing HB18-1069 on a vote of 47 to 14.
March 21, 2018/by Press Team

Bill Will Protect Water Quality from Adverse Mining Impacts

Representatives Dylan Roberts and Barbara McLachlan today introduced HB18-1301, a bill to protect water quality after hard rock mining takes place.
March 20, 2018/by Press Team
Denver Capitol Building

House Select Committee on Climate Responsibility Convenes to Discuss Taking Action on Climate & Creating Clean Energy Jobs

Today the House Select Committee on Climate Responsibility will hold its first of three hearings to investigate solutions to the problems that climate change poses to our Colorado way of life.
March 14, 2018/by Press Team

League of Conservation Voters Announces Colorado Delegation Scores from 2017 National Environmental Scorecard

DENVER – The League of Conservation Voters, Conservation Colorado’s national partner, today released the Colorado delegation’s scores on the 2017 National Environmental Scorecard.
February 28, 2018/by Press Team

Conservation Colorado Celebrates Senate Passage of Lottery Reauthorization Bill to Fund Great Outdoors Colorado

Today Colorado Senators passed SB18-066, which extends the operation of the State Lottery Division.
February 22, 2018/by Press Team

Environmental Groups Applaud House Committee Passage of Bill to Put Public Safety Above Oil and Gas Profits

Today, the House advanced HB-1071, Regulate Oil Gas Operations Protect Public Safety.
February 1, 2018/by Press Team