At a virtual town hall Sunday, two Greenwood Village Democrats, state Rep. Meg Froelich and state Sen. Jeff Bridges, spoke to the importance of recycling and the value of legislative action to fight climate change.
Protect First Responders by Regulating Toxic Chemicals
In mid-July I attended Colorado’s Water Quality Control Commission meeting to join concerned stakeholders, environmental leaders, and organizations in providing compelling testimonies about the use of poly- and per-flouroalkyl substances (PFAS). PFAS, a class of chemical that can be found in a range of uses including flame retardants, has been connected to significant health problems including cancer.
Report Spotlights Poor Air Quality Along Front Range and Calls on Gardner to Act
Rocky Mountain Values (RMV), a progressive advocacy group, released a report today titled ‘Colorado’s Air Under Threat’ which detailed the dire state of Colorado’s air quality and called on Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) to help solve the problem by standing up to President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).
Climate Activists Make Demands as Gov. Polis Delivers ‘State of the State’ Address
As Colorado’s Democratic Governor Jared Polis prepared to deliver his State of the State address inside the state Capitol this morning, climate activists outside rallied and made demands.
Polis Signs Climate Action Bills Aimed At Achieving 100 Percent Renewable Energy
Governor Jared Polis (D-CO) signed several climate action bills today that will contribute toward the administration’s goal for the state to become entirely reliant on renewable energy sources by the year 2040.
Report: Colorado Can Cut Global Warming Pollution by 90 Percent Without Losing Jobs
Last month, the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts Amherst released a comprehensive plan for a sustainable Colorado economy. The study's other main goal was to identify ways to preserve the well-being of the state's workforce.
Activists Rally Outside Office of Sen. Michael Bennet to Protest His Silence on the Green New Deal
Environmental activists with the Boulder Sunrise Movement held a rally Tuesday outside of U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet’s (D-CO) office calling on him to support the environmental resolution known as the Green New Deal.
Gardner Supports EPA Decision Not To Regulate Toxic Chemicals In Colorado Drinking Water
The Trump administration is refusing to regulate two toxic chemicals known to contaminate the drinking water of many Americans, including tens of thousands of families near Colorado Springs.
Gardner, Lamborn get failing grades on environmental group’s scorecard
The League of Conservation Voters (LCV), a national environmental group, released its annual congressional scorecard Tuesday, spotlighting its ratings of Colorado’s delegation, which ranged from 100 percent (Democratic Congressman Ed Perlmutter and Jared Polis) to 0 percent (Republican Sen. Cory Gardner and U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn).
Colorado state senator to environmentalists who want less carbon pollution: “You want to kill all the trees and plants”
In a talk radio appearance last week, Colorado State Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg (R-Sterling) had this to say about environmentalists concerned about carbon pollution, which is causing temperatures to rise on Earth: