Clean water

Together we can protect the waterways that sustain our communities and our health.

Our waterways should be safe for swimming, fishing and drinking. But weak regulations and lax enforcement allow many of our rivers, lakes and streams to become so polluted they are no longer safe. This pollution, along with outdated infrastructure – like lead pipes in our schools – puts our health at risk. We need to work together to make sure our water is treated like the life-giving resource that it is.

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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

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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.

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New Report: President Biden’s first year in office marks progress on numerous environmental fronts

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New Report: President Biden’s first year in office marks progress on numerous environmental fronts

Following years of rollbacks, President Joe Biden began his term nearly a year ago amidst unprecedented environmental and public health challenges. Despite these obstacles, his administration has made significant strides toward restoring lost environmental protections and confronting daunting threats to our climate and public health, according to a new report by Environment America Research & Policy Center and U.S. PIRG Education Fund. 

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