Three important environmental bills have successfully passed through the Colorado legislature that will help protect Colorado’s landscapes, create jobs, and jumpstart transit funding.
The "Colorado Faster" bill was passed by the legislature and signed by Governor Ritter. This bill will provide much-needed new funding for Colorado’s transportation infrastructure that will include $5 million per year to be allocated to the State Transit and Rail Fund for grants to local governments for local transit projects. Colorado Faster will also help save or create 10,000 jobs in the transportation industry.
Clean Water Currents|Online, Summer 2009, Volume 37, No. 2
Surely you've seen the ads. They are scattered around the internet and splashed across our newspapers and magazines. Their commercials interrupt our favorite television shows and invade our local radio station's airspace. Yes, the ads are everywhere. But that doesn't make them true.
No PR campaign, no matter how well executed, can make coal clean. It's simply not possible.
In the coming years, several thousand wells may be drilled across western, central, and northeast Pennsylvania or natural gas. These new wells will be drilled into a rock formation known is Marcellus shale, where potentially big reserves of natural gas can be found over a mile underground. In 2008, over 500 gas wells were drilled in the Marcellus shale in Pennsylvania, and even with the recession, gas production is projected to increase annually for the next several years.