Environmental Wins and a Last-Second Loss at Colorado Legislature

Despite a last-second crunch that killed one bill, many of the state’s environmental advocacy groups say they’re pleased with the final results of the Colorado legislative session, after key measures involving air toxics, water, chemical regulation, building construction and transportation made it through. Ean Tafoya, state director of GreenLatinos andContinue Reading

Blue skies light up the Capitol's Gold Man and Oregon flag on Jan. 22, 2017. Oregon is the only state to display different pictures on each side of the flag, with the reverse showing an image of a beaver.

Wine in cans will be included in the state’s Bottle Bill recycling program, under a bill passed during the final days of Oregon’s 2022 Legislative Session. Beginning July 1, 2025, wine in cans will carry a 10-cent deposit and refund like other beverages. Senate Bill 1520 also addresses low redemptionContinue Reading

Federal relief dollars could support environment, infrastructure

A Democrat-led “green agenda” struggled to advance during New Mexico’s Legislative Session this year, as several bills introduced and supported by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham were unable to work through the House and Senate before the 30-day session closed on Thursday. Four-week lawmaking sessions are held in Santa Fe everyContinue Reading

Environmental groups host an event at the State Capitol on Feb. 9, 2022, to talk about issues like groundwater in the 2022 state Legislature.

A new bill that would allow private utilities to extract water from a rural area west of Phoenix is stirring controversy in the Arizona Legislature this session, with legislators from both parties unsure of how to vote.  It’s one of several environment-related measures on the table, including one proposal that would give kids theContinue Reading

Three environmental bills to watch in the Michigan state legislature

The following article explains three bills that have been introduced by the Michigan state legislature between 2021 and 2022 concerning environmental and resource protection and regulation. The Michigan Daily spoke with representatives from University student political organizations to discuss the impact each bill could have on environmental issues in theContinue Reading