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Rollback of Federal Clean Car Standards Bad for Colorado Wallets, Health, Environment

Coloradans have saved $550 million at the pump and avoided putting dangerous smog-forming pollutants into our air since the federal government adopted clean car standards in 2012. Despite having huge benefits for Coloradans’ pocketbooks and Colorado’s air, the Trump administration intends to roll back the clean car standards.

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Report | Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center

The Benefits of the Clean Car Standards

The clean car standards are national regulations and incentives for the auto industry designed to reduce pollution from the transportation sector. Since passed in 2012, the standards have saved consumers money, reduced pollution, and spurred innovation.

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Report | Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center

Troubled Waters 2018

Over a 21-month period from January 2016 to September 2017, major industrial facilities released pollution that exceeded the levels allowed under their Clean Water Act permits more than 8,100 times. Often, these polluters faced no fines or penalties.

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Colorado Springs Needs 1,000 More Electric Vehicle Charging Stations by 2030

Colorado Springs – With electric vehicles (EVs) hitting Colorado streets in record numbers, a new study by Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center, CoPIRG Foundation, and Frontier Group finds that the city of Colorado Springs will need to add nearly 1,000 electric vehicle charging stations to public places to be ready for the estimated 26,000 electric vehicles that could be on city streets by 2030. Currently, Colorado Springs has approximately 50 publicly accessible charging stations on streets, in parking garages, and at businesses. 

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Report | Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center

Plugging In

The adoption of large numbers of electric vehicles (EVs) offers many benefits for cities, including cleaner air and the opportunity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Electric vehicles are far cleaner than gasoline-powered cars, with lower greenhouse gas emissions and lower emissions of the pollutants that contribute to smog and particulate matter.

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