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Colorado Continues The March Forward To A Clean Energy Future

DENVER - Legislation to expand and strengthen Colorado's Renewable Energy Standard (RES), passed on 2nd reading late Friday night in the Colorado House by a voice vote. The measure's sponsors include House Speaker Mark Ferrandino (D-Denver) Rep. Crisanta Duran (D-Denver), and Senate President John Morse (D-Colorado Springs), Senator Gail Schwartz (D- Snowmass).
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Nebraska prepares to oppose XL Pipeline --- Denver Post Article

GRAND ISLAND, Neb.—Opponents of a massive Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline converged on a snowy Nebraska town Thursday for a critical hearing on the project, but they already were preparing for acts of civil disobedience should President Barack Obama approve it. Despite a spring storm that brought sleet and snow to Nebraska, the U.S. State Department hearing in Grand Island drew more than 1,000 supporters and opponents from around the state, as well as activists from outside the region who consider Nebraska a key battleground over the Keystone XL pipeline. (FOR COMPLETE ARTICLE CLICK BELOW) ...
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Renewable Energy Bill Approved in Colorado Senate

Conservation Colorado, Executive Director Pete Maysmith, released the following statement after the Colorado Senate approved SB 252 which expands access to renewable energy to all of Colorado:...
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Oil and Gas Conflicts of Interest Bill Preliminarily Approved in Colorado House

Conservation Colorado, Executive Director Pete Maysmith released the following statement after the Colorado House preliminary approved HB 1269 which addresses conflict of interest issues on the Colorado Oil and Gas Commission:...
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Colorado, ConocoPhillips agree to settle dispute over leaky tanks -- Denver Post Article

ConocoPhillips and the state of Colorado have agreed to settle a lawsuit alleging that the energy giant illegally pocketed $70.7 million of state money. Terms of the settlement have not been released. (FOR COMPLETE ARTICLE SEE LINK BELOW)...
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Parachute Creek spill continues uncontained; cause, source unknown -- Denver Post Article

An underground plume of toxic hydrocarbons from an oil spill north of the Colorado River near Parachute has been spreading for 10 days, threatening to contaminate spring runoff. Vacuum trucks have sucked up more than 60,000 gallons, but an unknown amount remains in the ground by Parachute Creek. (FOR COMPLETE STORY CLICK LINK BELOW)...
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Increased Drilling Fines Passes House Committee

DENVER – Conservation organizations released the following statements regarding HB 1267, Raising fines for oil and gas drilling violations, sponsored by Rep. Mike Foote (D-Lafayette) and Senator Matt Jones (D-Louisville) which passed out of the House Transportation and Energy Committee today....
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Day 6: Twenty Arrested for #NoKXL Actions in Washington, DC Article

The sixth day of the Stop Tar Sands Profiteers Week of Action kicks off with actions in Washington, DC. in which 20 people where arrested. The day began on a more solemn tone when about 15 interfaith leaders led prayers before engaging in civil disobedience at the White House to stop Keystone XL. Nearby a raucous group of protesters took to the streets and protested at the Canadian Embassy, Valero Corp, API, and TD Bank locations. Five were arrested for a sit-in inside the Valero office. (FOR COMPLETE ARTICLE SEE BELOW) ...
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30 Facts About The Coming Water Crisis That Will Change The Lives Of Every Person On The Planet

The world is rapidly running out of clean water. Some of the largest lakes and rivers on the globe are being depleted at a very frightening pace, and many of the most important underground aquifers that we depend on to irrigate our crops will soon be gone. At this point, approximately 40 percent of the entire population of the planet has little or no access to clean water, and it is being projected that by 2025 two-thirds of humanity will live in “water-stressed” areas. ...
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Oil and gas drilling fuels debate over self-government, state interest -- Denver Post Article

Colorado residents chafing at the rapidly expanding oil and gas operations along the Front Range are pressuring their local governments for protection from industrial light, noise, vibration and pollution within city limits. But state officials insist they alone have the right to regulate how and where the industry does its drilling. State attorneys are fighting local governments that try to impose their own rules. (FOR COMPLETE ARTICLE SEE LINK BELOW: ...
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