New Report: Transformational Producer Responsibility law and municipal actions position Colorado for breakthrough on statewide recycling
During Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, CoPIRG Foundation urges school districts to adopt ‘Filter First’ approach to kids’ drinking water
EPA makes $2.89 million in awards for 8 electric school buses across 4 school districts in Colorado in first round of the Clean School Bus Program
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As Clean Water Act turns 50, data shows 1.3 million pounds of toxic chemicals still being dumped into Colorado’s waterways
As the Clean Water Act turns 50 tomorrow, a report from CoPIRG Foundation shows industrial facilities dumped more than 1.3 million pounds of toxic chemicals into Colorado’s waterways in 2020. High volumes of chemicals linked to cancer, reproductive and developmental harm were dumped into watersheds across the state, including the South Platte, Fountain, Clear, Yampa, and Arkansas rivers among others.
Consumer Alert: Beware flood-damaged cars brought to Colorado after Hurricane Ian
Our Consumer Watchdog program is issuing an alert to consumers to watch-out for flood-damaged vehicles showing up in Colorado from regions hit by Hurricane Ian.
New Superbugs in Stock report: grocery stores failing to stop antibiotic overuse in meat supply chains
Renewables on the rise: Colorado among national leaders in electric vehicle and solar energy growth
Colorado ranks 7th in the nation for growth in wind energy production since 2012 and 7th and 8th for growth in electric vehicle charging ports and sales, respectively, according to a new online dashboard released today by Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center. The dashboard, Renewables on the Rise 2022, documents state-by-state growth of six key clean energy technologies across the United States over the past decade: wind power, solar power, battery storage, energy efficiency, electric vehicles and electric vehicle charging stations.
Report: Polluters dumped ~200 million lbs. of toxics into waterways
Call to cut down water pollution as Supreme Court case, 50th anniversary of Clean Water Act, near
Denver region approves removal of I-25 widening project from transportation plan
In a final step, Denver's regional planning body approved the removal of the I-25 Central widening project from its transportation plan, following a similar action by the Colorado Department of Transportation last week.
Victory: CDOT removes I-25 widening from construction plans, replaces with over $100 million in transit, safety improvements
Transportation advocates and neighborhood leaders gathered in Denver’s Sun Valley neighborhood on Thursday to celebrate the removal of a massive highway widening project in their backyard along Interstate-25.
As refund checks arrive, new tips and tools available to find low-cost banking options, avoid predatory products
CoPIRG Foundation unveiled a set of tips to ensure Coloradans avoid costly fees or predatory traps that could strip away their $750 state refund check.
Environmental, consumer groups announce groundbreaking greenwashing lawsuit against DC gas company
Colorado will kick off largest zero-fare transit program in country
On Monday, Colorado kicks off the largest zero-fare transit program in the country with 30 agencies poised to waive fares all day, every day of August. Combined, the agencies participating have an average monthly ridership of over 5.8 million trips.