News Release | Environment Colorado

New Report Finds Electric, Gas and Sanitary Services Will Emit More Toxic Chemicals into Colorado's Air Under 'Clear Skies' Bill

Under the Bush administration's "Clear Skies" bill, scheduled for a vote tomorrow in a key Senate committee, as many as 220 industrial facilities in Colorado would not have to comply with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules that require steep reductions in their emissions of dozens of pollutants that cause cancer, birth defects, and other serious health problems, according to "Lethal Loophole," a new report released today by Environment Colorado. 

News Release | Environment Colorado

Legislators Call for Hearing on Clean Air Rules

A bipartisan group of legislators, including Senate President Joan Fitz-Gerald and Speaker of the House Andrew Romanoff, have requested a legislative hearing on proposed changes to the state's clean air rules. The changes would affect the state's New Source Review program, which requires industrial facilities to install modern pollution controls when expanding operations and increasing pollution in surrounding communities.

News Release | Environment Colorado

Report Finds That New Air Rules Are A License To Increase Air Pollution

A new study shows that changes to Colorado's clean air rules will increase air pollution and health problems. The report, titled "Stop The Rollbacks: Cleaner, Healthier Air For Colorado," finds that Colorado could see over 25,000 more tons of air pollution each year if the changes are approved by the state legislature.

News Release | Environment Colorado

Reduced Vehicle Miles from FasTracks Will Benefit Health and Environment of Colorado

Leaders from both the conservation and public health communities met today to highlight the wide range of benefits that FasTracks will bring to the Denver Metro area. A comprehensive transit system is a key component to achieving a more livable, sustainable Denver Metro area as the region adds nearly a million more people over the next 20 years.

News Release | Environment Colorado

New Report Documents the Impacts of FasTracks on Transit Oriented Development and Regional Growth Patterns:

A new report released today at the Federal Center by two nonprofit groups concluded that FasTracks would have a much larger impact on traffic than previously estimated when changes in regional land use patterns associated with transit oriented development (TOD) are factored in.

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