News Release | Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center

Over 720,000 Pounds of Toxic Chemicals Dumped into Colorado’s Rivers

Industrial facilities dumped over 700,000 pounds of toxic chemicals into Colorado’s waterways, more than a third of which went into the South Platte, according to a new report released today by Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center.  Wasting Our Waterways: Industrial Toxic Pollution and the Unfulfilled Promise of the Clean Water Act also reports that 226 million pounds of toxic chemicals were discharged into 1,400 waterways across the country.

News Release | Environment Colorado

Sens. Udall and Bennet Introduce Bill for Wind Power and Thank Environment Colorado

Colorado’s U.S. Senators Udall and Bennet joined a bipartisan group of five other senators in introducing the American Energy and Job Promotion Act, S. 2201, which extends the wind energy production tax credit for two years.

News Release | Environment Colorado

Energy Efficient Buildings Would Reduce Global Warming Pollution, Save Colorado Families $358 Annually

Colorado families could save $358 every year on their electricity bills by 2030 if the government invests in the energy efficiency of our buildings today, according to a new report by Environment Colorado. Saving energy in our buildings would also help Colorado’s fight against global warming, reducing global warming pollution from buildings by 39 percent.

News Release | Environment Colorado

11 of every 100 Coloradans Live in Areas Hit by Recent Weather Disasters; New Report Says Global Warming to Bring More Extreme Weather

After a year that saw many parts of the country hit by scorching heat, devastating wildfires, severe storms and record flooding, a new Environmental Colorado report documents how global warming could lead to certain extreme weather events becoming even more common or more severe in the future.

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