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2022 State of Electric School Buses in Colorado
Electric school bus in Colorado

Electric vehicles

2022 State of Electric School Buses in Colorado

Our new report finds Colorado ranks second in the country for total public funding for transitioning to electric school buses and eleventh for the number of committed electric school buses. To build on its leadership and take advantage of additional funding opportunities, we offer recommendations to Colorado lawmakers, school districts, and utilities going forward.

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Methane Gas Leaks

Fossil fuel pollution

Methane Gas Leaks

Methane gas (often known as natural gas) has heated the homes of many Americans for over a century — and for over a century, it has been prone to leaks, putting communities and the environment in danger.

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Recalibrating Transportation

Biking, walking & transit

Recalibrating Transportation

Our 2030 vision is a transportation system that is efficient, equitable, and safe for all Coloradans without needing to rely on a car; a system that preserves Colorado’s environmental health; and a system that provides access to affordable housing, employment, and education. To achieve this, we ask Colorado leaders to use transportation funding to lead the nation in creating more vibrant communities while also solving our most pressing issues on climate, air quality, safety, and equity.

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Going Out of Fashion
Going Out of Fashion report cover

Toxic threats

Going Out of Fashion

PFAS use in apparel and other consumer products is coming under increased scrutiny from lawmakers. However, apparel manufacturers and retail stores don’t need to wait for the law to catch up to the proliferation of toxic PFAS. They can get out in front of the regulatory curve and protect their customers and the planet from PFAS pollution by immediately adopting policies to end the use of PFAS in clothing, footwear, and accessories. Indeed, some already have.  U.S. PIRG Education Fund, NRDC and Fashion FWD surveyed the PFAS-related policies and commitments of 30 top U.S.-based apparel brands and retailers, including companies in the footwear, indoor apparel, and outdoor apparel sectors and several of the nation’s leading apparel retailers. We graded them on the basis of their time lines for PFAS phaseout, the range of products covered by their PFAS policy, and public availability of company PFAS commitments, as well as their PFAS labeling and testing protocols.

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Stories from Coloradans regarding problems fixing wheelchairs and DME

Stories from Coloradans regarding problems fixing wheelchairs and DME

Between January, 21, 2022 and March 21, 2022, the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition gathered the following stories via on online story collection system.  The stories are about problems with DME supply companies providing and completing repairs in a timely manner.  Download to read them.

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Top 10 Consumer Financial Complaint Complaint Issues in 2021 from the CFPB Complaint Database

Consumer alerts

Top 10 Consumer Financial Complaint Complaint Issues in 2021 from the CFPB Complaint Database

In 2021, from across the country, a record number of people filed complaints with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Public Consumer Complaint Database. Here in Colorado, we filed 4,729 complaints, with some categories of problems rising to the top (or sinking to the bottom, you might say). The Top 10 issues that Coloradans complained about were led by incorrect information on your credit report and credit reporting agencies failing to fix problems flagged by consumers.

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Deere in the Headlights II

Right to repair

Deere in the Headlights II

When it comes to fixing farm equipment, farmers have to turn to the dealership for many repairs because dealership technicians can access software tools that farmers can’t. That can lead to high costs and long repair delays that can put farmers’ crops and livelihoods at risk. Dealership consolidation — particularly by John Deere — magnifies these problems by further eroding repair choices for farmers. We researched just how big the consolidation problem is and how Right to Repair could immediately and dramatically expand repair choices for farmers.

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