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• alerts on new threats to Colorado's environment
• opportunities to join other Coloradans on urgent actions
• updates on the decisions that impact our environment
• resources to help you create a cleaner, greener future
After Environment Colorado and our sister organizations delivered more than 10,000 public comments in support of cleaner cars, President Obama announced a plan to double national fuel-efficiency standards by 2025: the single biggest step this country has ever taken to end our addiction to oil and tackle global warming.
Toxic releases to U.S. waterways increased by 10% between 2003 and 2004, pollution, according to Environment Colorado’s analysis of Toxics Release Inventory data released today. In total, U.S. facilities released more than 4.25 billion pounds of toxic chemicals to air, water, and land in 2004, an overall decrease from 2003.
"The Fiscal Cost of Sprawl: How Sprawl Contributes to Local Governments' Budget Woes," a report released today by Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center, found that the high cost of providing and maintaining infrastructure for sprawling development hurts taxpayers and contributes to the fiscal crises facing many Colorado local governments.
"Getting on the Fast Track to a Livable Denver Region", a report released today by Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center and the Livable Communities Support Center, found that the proposed FasTracks plan to build out the transit system in the Denver region would create more than 8000 construction jobs, strengthen the local economy through increased spending, reduce air pollution and limit the rapid pace of increasing traffic and sprawl in the metro area.
According to a report released today, Colorado's sprawling development has led to higher costs for fire protection and other infrastructure costs, strained water resources, destroyed agricultural lands and open space, caused increased traffic congestion, and otherwise reduced the quality of life for many Coloradans.