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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

Clean water

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.

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Renewables on the rise: Colorado among national leaders in electric vehicle and solar energy growth

Clean energy

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.

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Victory: CDOT removes I-25 widening from construction plans, replaces with over $100 million in transit, safety improvements

Highways & infrastructure

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.

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