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Looking Back on 2023

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Our work to protect the landscapes and communities across the San Juan Basin is oft-times a roller-coaster. While we were recently celebrating the tangible energy transition from coal to solar with groundbreaking at the San Juan Solar project near Farmington,…
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The Beaver Effect

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Close your eyes and imagine you are sitting next to a stream. What do you see? What do you hear? You may be imagining noises associated with a babbling brook with water quickly moving down-gradient. Perhaps you see a bright…
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Wolf Creek Pass Update

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Wolf Creek Pass, straddling the Continental Divide between Pagosa and Del Norte along the Rio Grande and San Juan National Forest boundary, is a haven for wildlife – including critical habitat for the endangered Canada lynx and an important migration…
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Wolf Planning Talking Points

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife will be holding a wolf planning meeting this July 27th and 28th in Durango. We need people to turn up and speak against the recreational killing of wolves. THE EVENT: The CPW Wolf Planning Stakeholders Advisory Group (SAG)…
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Take Action: Colorado Deserves Clean Air

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Colorado's air quality is being threatened by the ever-present reality of oil and gas emissions. Let's ensure our air stays clean and create strong methane regulations for the state of Colorado.JTNDZGl2JTIwaWQlM0QlMjJSTlpPd3VNcVRpJTIyJTNFJTBBJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwJTNDc2NyaXB0JTIwdHlwZSUzRCUyMnRleHQlMkZqYXZhc2NyaXB0JTIyJTIwc3JjJTNEJTIyaHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZkZWZhdWx0LnNhbHNhbGFicy5vcmclMkZhcGklMkZ3aWRnZXQlMkZ0ZW1wbGF0ZSUyRmM1MDNhN2VhLWZiY2UtNGI3MS1hNzkzLTBmOWMwNmU5ZGQyYSUyRiUzRnRJZCUzRFJOWk93dU1xVGklMjIlMjAlM0UlM0MlMkZzY3JpcHQlM0UlMEElM0MlMkZkaXYlM0U=
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July LPEA Spotlight

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LPEA Election Results We’re thrilled that the LPEA elections resulted in a majority board supportive of local renewable energy. The results were: District 1 (Archuleta County): incumbent Kirsten Skeehan (1,281 votes) defeated Veronica Medina (434 votes).District 2 (south and west…
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SJCA’s April Recap

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Spring is upon us and in Southwest Colorado that means forthcoming elections for the La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) Board of Directors. Each year, the member-owners of LPEA  (anyone with an electric meter account) choose the directors to manage the electric cooperative.…
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Take Action: Support the Colorado Wilderness Act & BLM Wildlands

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The Colorado Wilderness Act has been reintroduced, but in order to pass it needs the support of Colorado's Senators. Take action today and ask Colorado Senators Michael Bennet & John Hickenlooper to support the Colorado Wilderness Act!JTNDZGl2JTIwaWQlM0QlMjJhQW90ZGRTcnVuJTIyJTNFJTBBJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwJTNDc2NyaXB0JTIwdHlwZSUzRCUyMnRleHQlMkZqYXZhc2NyaXB0JTIyJTIwc3JjJTNEJTIyaHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZkZWZhdWx0LnNhbHNhbGFicy5vcmclMkZhcGklMkZ3aWRnZXQlMkZ0ZW1wbGF0ZSUyRjMyZmRjZmU0LTNjM2QtNGQ4My05ZTUxLThiNDlmZWNiNWM0NiUyRiUzRnRJZCUzRGFBb3RkZFNydW4lMjIlMjAlM0UlM0MlMkZzY3JpcHQlM0UlMEElM0MlMkZkaXYlM0U=
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Fall/Winter 2020 Newsletter

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Our Fall/Winter 2020 Newsletter has gone out to doorsteps and PO Boxes across the country! You can also check it out here by clicking the photo below. This newsletter has updates on energy transition, the HD Mountains, pending wilderness designations,…
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Take Action: Hold Tri-State to Higher Carbon Reduction Standards

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Colorado PUC Sides With LPEA

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This blog series covers the monthly La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) Board of Directors meetings. We’re tracking the board for transparency and accountability, as well as to stay current on their renewable energy initiatives. Find past and future spotlights here. Get…
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We Stand Against Racism

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Statement from San Juan Citizens Alliance staff:We are living through a time of unprecedented upheaval, one that leaves us contemplating our role at San Juan Citizens Alliance. First it was our nation’s stumbling response to the coronavirus pandemic and the…
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Race to the PUC

By LPEA Spotlight, Renewable Energy No Comments
This blog series covers the monthly La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) Board of Directors meetings. We’re tracking the board for transparency and accountability, as well as to stay current on their renewable energy initiatives. Find past and future spotlights here. Get…
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