environment

Opinion: Funding for public lands remains in jeopardy

Congress needs to include full, permanent, mandatory funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund

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Colorado commission votes 8-1 to adopt zero-emissions vehicle mandate after three-day hearing

Colorado's adoption of ZEV rule means more electric vehicles will be on sale in the state. Commissioner Tom Gonzales voting against the rule.

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The fierce debate over Colorado’s new zero-emissions rules includes auto dealers who are meeting future standard

The proposed ZEV rules aren't a fix for Colorado's air-quality problems, officials say. If adopted, nearly 94% of new cars sold in 2030 could still be gas-powered vehicles.

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As Colorado considers an electric-vehicle mandate, here’s what to expect

Here’s the data behind some of the arguments that will be made as the state considers adopting an electric vehicle policy to improve air quality

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Sage grouse numbers decline in Idaho since decision not to make birds an endangered species

It's not yet clear whether the three-year decline is part of a cyclical pattern or indicative of a more serious issue

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Auto dealers say electric car mandate — a cornerstone of Colorado’s clean air quest — is a threat to tradition

Lowering emissions is a top priority in Colorado, but a look at how dealerships make money — parts, upgrades and financing — shows why dealers aren't happy about the plan to get more zero emission vehicles on the road

Opinion: Let’s not get left behind when it comes to clean cars, Colorado

Now is the wrong moment to hit the brakes on electric vehicles

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Denver, northern Colorado fall short on EPA clean air rules

The move was expected after Democratic Gov. Jared Polis said in March the state wouldn't ask for an exemption based on pollution drifting into Colorado from China and elsewhere

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Automakers and state agree on ZEV alternative to get electric vehicles to Colorado faster

Zero emission vehicle mandate still being considered, but this unusual consensus means most automakers now support adoption of controversial standard