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Keystone XL approval is wrong direction

By facilitating the transportation of dirty tar sands fuels, Keystone would add 27.4 million metric tons of global warming pollution to our atmosphere per year. President Trump's executive order advancing the Keystone XL pipeline is definitely a step in the wrong direction. READ MORE.

News Release | Environment Colorado

Colorado Taxpayers Will Pay $22.6 Million for Superfund Cleanups

Last minute tax filers were greeted at the Downtown Denver Post Office today by Colorado citizens concerned that $22.6 million of their 2004 tax dollars will pay for the clean up of Superfund toxic waste sites, while polluters are let off the hook, according to a new analysis released by Environment Colorado and the BE SAFE network. 

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News Release | Environment Colorado

2004 TRI Data Shows Increase In Water Pollution

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.

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News Release | Environment Colorado

Report: Colorado Local Governments, Crippled By Budget Shortfalls, Could Save Billions By Curbing Sprawling Development Projects

"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.

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News Release | Environment Colorado

Research Links Sprawl And Health: Study Finds Link Between Community Development Patterns And Level Of Active Living

 A new national study and special issues of two prestigious medical journals released today offer powerful indications that sprawling development has a hand the country's obesity crisis. 

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News Release | Environment Colorado

Report: FasTracks Would Benefit Denver Region's Economy And Environment

"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.

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