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Colorado Climate Progress: 2023 Year in Review

Expert BlogColoradoAlana Miller

This past year saw continued climate action, with important policies that will reduce carbon emissions and air pollution while improving quality of life.

Colorado Legislative Roundup: 2023

Expert BlogColoradoAlana Miller

A suite of important, yet heavily negotiated, environmental bills are making their way to Governor Polis’s desk.

Colorado's Win for Clean Trucks

Expert BlogUnited States, ColoradoClaire Lang-Ree
Colorado voted to adopt historic standards to promote clean trucks in the state, which will reduce harmful air pollution from trucks and buses. It's time for other Western states to move forward with these safeguards.

Why Colorado Needs Clean Trucks

Expert BlogColoradoClaire Lang-Ree

Colorado is poised to see cleaner air, reduced emissions, and a thriving market for zero-emission trucks with two important rules in 2023: Advanced Clean Trucks and Low-NOx Trucks.

Environmental Injustice: Cumulative Impacts in Kansas City

Expert BlogKansas, Kansas City (Kansas), Kansas City (Missouri), MissouriDr. Veena Singla

The EPA is responsible for setting environmental regulations to limit the amount of pollution industrial facilities release. This approach has been ineffective in controlling exposures because they do not take into account the cumulative impacts or toxic air contaminants.

Colorado Proposes Shift from Highway Expansion to Transit

Expert BlogColoradoAlana Miller

In what would be a win for climate, equity, and all Coloradans, the Colorado Department of Transportation has proposed canceling two highway widening projects in the Denver region and reallocating resources to transit.

Colorado Legislative Roundup 2022

Expert BlogColoradoAlana Miller, Sam Gilchrist

The 2022 session brought about major victories for our health and environment and big opportunities for us to continue to invest in a clean, healthy and fair Colorado for all.

Aiming for Clean Air, Blue Skies: Update from Gujarat

Expert BlogIndia, GujaratSameer Kwatra

During the national COVID-19 lockdown, residents in major Indian cities marveled at the unprecedented clear blue skies. Recognizing that it should not take a pandemic for people to breathe clean air, cities across India are implementing air quality plans.

Colorado Must Center Equity in Climate Action

Expert BlogColoradoAriana Gonzalez
Historical & present-day environmental racism threatens the health, economic prosperity, and well-being of marginalized communities across Colorado. That's why we're proud to have signed on to a letter calling for equity to be centered in climate action.

Public Health Scientist and Advocate

NRDC in ActionIndia, Ahmedabad, Pune, United StatesKeith Mulvihill
Vijay Limaye is pushing for public health safeguards and policy solutions in service of the communities most vulnerable to the effects of climate change.

Colorado PUC Says the Price of Electricity Can’t Affect EVs?

Expert BlogUnited States, ColoradoMax Baumhefner
Colorado's PUC seems to have ruled that the price of electricity will not affect the adoption of electric vehicles, or that environmental interests affected by electric vehicle adoption are not tangible.

Why Women Rule NRDC’s Science Center

NRDC in ActionSan Francisco, Washington, D.C., New York City, Ahmedabad, India, United StatesJenny Shalant
And why female leaders tend to be more attuned to issues of environmental equity.

The Petcoke Problem: Where to Store the Risky Tar Sands Refining By-Product

ExplainerUnited States, Canada, Chicago, Detroit, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Virginia
Petroleum coke, typically stored outdoors in big open piles, can blow right into nearby homes and cause serious health problems. Unsurprisingly, communities are fighting Big Oil to keep this noxious material out of their backyards.