climate change

Climate-friendly school buses in Aurora introduced by Gov. Polis, EPA officials

BY: - August 11, 2022

Every weekday, more than 25 million children across the United States ride the bus to school — and before long, environmental advocates hope, most of them will be riding in battery-powered, zero-emission electric vehicles. Gov. Jared Polis joined Colorado lawmakers and officials with the federal Environmental Protection Agency to promote efforts to electrify school bus […]

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Republicans vote against our children’s future

BY: - August 9, 2022

Congratulations to Democrats in the Senate for voting to restore American leadership on the defining threat of our time: climate change. Now, attention shifts to the upcoming House vote on the Inflation Reduction Act, whose provisions will help fight climate change and grow our economy by reducing our reliance on dirty fossil fuels. As a […]

Colorado Democrats, environmental groups cheer Senate passage of ‘historic’ climate bill

BY: - August 8, 2022

The Senate’s weekend passage of a $369 billion package of spending to fight climate change is drawing cheers from environmental advocates and calls for the bill’s swift adoption in the House of Representatives. The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, which also includes tax hikes on corporations and health care spending, was approved on a 51-50 […]

U.S. Senate passes major health, tax and climate bill in boost for Democrats

BY: and - August 7, 2022

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate, along party lines, passed a sweeping energy, health care, climate and tax package Sunday afternoon, following an overnight marathon of votes that resulted in just a handful of notable changes to the legislation. The 755-page bill was passed after Vice President Kamala Harris broke a 50-50 tie in the evenly […]

U.S. Senate Democrats’ climate, health and energy bill clears first hurdle to passage

BY: and - August 6, 2022

The U.S. Senate voted along party lines Saturday night to advance to debate on Democrats’ sweeping energy, health and taxes bill, clearing a major hurdle to passage. The 51-50 vote, with Vice President Kamala Harris breaking the tie, cleared the chamber to debate and vote on amendments to the measure and indicated that it had […]

In a burned-down neighborhood, Coloradans call on Biden to declare climate emergency

BY: - August 3, 2022

Suzanne Sawyer-Ratliff and her daughter had just begun to notice a change in the sound and scent of the air outside her home on the afternoon of Dec. 30, 2021, when they received an emergency alert on their phones. After living in Superior for more than 40 years, Sawyer-Ratliff had “five to 10 minutes” to […]

Climate spending in new reconciliation deal a ‘turning point’ for the U.S., supporters say

BY: - July 29, 2022

Environmental advocates largely praised the climate provisions in Senate Democrats’ massive taxes, health care and energy bill released Wednesday night, saying even with provisions to help the fossil fuel industry, the measure represents a historic step toward addressing the climate crisis. The 725-page bill — made public mere hours after U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin III […]

U.S. Senate Democrats dive into details of surprise 725-page reconciliation bill

BY: - July 29, 2022

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden took a preliminary victory lap Thursday to celebrate Democrats striking a surprise deal on a sweeping legislative package that renewed hopes of historic action on the party’s health care, tax and climate goals. But just down Pennsylvania Avenue, Senate Democrats said they needed to read through the bill text to […]

Front Range transit leaders hope free rides lead to better air

BY: - July 28, 2022

Amid another summer full of ozone alerts along the Front Range, state and local officials will gather at Denver’s Union Station on Thursday to kick off a monthlong initiative to provide free public transit service throughout the Regional Transportation District system. The “Zero Fare for Better Air” program will run Aug. 1–31, at the peak […]

Manchin and U.S. Senate Democrats strike a deal on major health, climate, tax package

BY: and - July 27, 2022

WASHINGTON — West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin III and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer struck an agreement Wednesday for a Democrats-only reconciliation package that would allow negotiations on some Medicare prescription drugs, end corporate tax loopholes and address climate change as well as invest in energy projects. President Joe Biden in a statement on […]

Where Colorado candidates stand on climate change

BY: - July 27, 2022

Thousands of people died as a result of an unprecedented heat wave that settled over Europe last week, becoming some of the latest casualties in the accelerating global climate crisis. In Colorado, a Southwestern megadrought driven largely by rising temperatures has broken all records to become the region’s worst dry spell in at least 1,200 […]

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A step forward for environmental justice in Colorado

BY: - July 21, 2022

This week — July 16-24 — is recognized locally and nationally as Latino Conservation Week. A tour of the state earlier this year exposed me to challenges faced by Latino families and individuals. Water quality is a major concern. Earlier this summer, the Environmental Protection Agency issued warnings about toxic PFAS. There are several chemicals […]