Grand Junction: Colorado Environmental Coalition open house January 20

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From the Grand Junction Free Press (Sharon Sullivan):

The Colorado Environmental Coalition is holding an open house at its downtown Grand Junction office Wednesday, Jan. 20, from 6-7 p.m. to kick off its second season of CapWatch — a program for people to learn about western Colorado conservation issues. At the CEC open house staff will talk about its goals for a number of bills regarding issues such as conservation tax credits, renewable energy, and water conservation. CapWatch meetings are held monthly…

The group’s legislative agenda for 2010 includes increasing Colorado’s renewable energy standard from 20 to 30 percent by 2020. Environmental groups say the renewable energy standard has helped drive investment in renewable energy in the state. More than $150 million was invested in 2008, said Pam Kiely of Environment Colorado…

Other issues on the 2010 legislative agenda include water efficiency, and cleaning up toxic uranium processing sites. Colorado taxpayers are stuck with $1 billion in clean-up costs from past uranium activity. Environmental groups want to see uranium operators responsible for their own remediation…

The CEC Grand Junction office is located upstairs at 546 Main St., unit 404. Refreshments will be provided at the open house Wednesday. RSVP is requested at 243-0002 or jason@cecenviro.org.

More 2010 Colorado legislation coverage here.

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