News Release | Environment Colorado

Local Groups, Regional EPA Administrator and Small Businesses Come Together Around New Rule to Protect Colorado’s Rivers and Streams

Coming off the biggest step forward for clean water in more than a decade, Environment Colorado stood with community leaders to celebrate the EPA’s newly proposed rule that will mean better protections for the S. Platte, the cherry creek and the rest of Colorado’s rivers and streams.

News Release | Environment Colorado

EPA Proposes Biggest Step for Clean Water in a Decade

Today, in the biggest step forward for clean water in more than a decade, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule to close loopholes in the Clean Water Act that leave 68% of Colorado’s streams and millions of acres of wetlands at risk of unchecked pollution and development.

News Release | Environment Colorado

New Poll Shows Protecting Colorado’s Waterways is Good Policy and Good Politics

Coloradans overwhelmingly support an Obama administration proposal to restore protections for Colorado’s rivers, lakes, streams, and wetlands, according to a recent poll commissioned by leading environmentalists and sportsmen organizations.

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.

Report | Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center

Wasting Our Waterways 2012

Industrial facilities continue to dump millions of pounds of toxic chemicals into America’s rivers, streams, lakes and ocean waters each year—threatening both the environment and human health. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), pollution from industrial facilities is responsible for threatening or fouling water quality in more than 14,000 miles of rivers and streams, more than 220,000 acres of lakes, ponds and estuaries nationwide.

News Release | Environment Colorado

Over 100 Public Leaders, Business Owners, Local Farmers Call for Protections for Colorado’s Rivers

State Senator Lucia Guzman, Commerce City Mayor Pro Tem Dominick Moreno, Dvorak Expeditions owner Bill Dvorak, and Confluence Kayaks owner Alex Manzo joined Environment Colorado Research and Policy Center at the Colorado State Capitol to call on President Barack Obama to restore Clean Water Act protections to the Colorado River and waterways across Colorado and the country.

News Release | Environment Colorado

Cotter Corporation to stop processing uranium in Cañon City

On December 16, 2010, Cotter Corporation announced that it will stop processing uranium at its mill in Cañon City. The announcement comes two years after Environment Colorado helped pass a law designed to force the company to clean up or shut down.

News Release | Environment Colorado

Aspen City Council Passes Plastic Bag Ban

Today the Aspen City Council voted 4-1 to pass an ordinance that bans plastic bags and places a $0.20 fee on paper bags at grocery stores in Aspen. The law will go into effect on May 1, 2012.

News Release | Environment Colorado

State Land Board to pull South Park Basin drilling leases

Three oil and gas lease tracts on the South Park Basin were pulled from an upcoming February 17th Colorado State Land Board lease sale in a move advocates hailed as a victory for drinking water and wildlife.

News Release | Environment Colorado

JeffCo uranium mine decision draws praise

Local officials and advocates laud mining division for requiring Cotter to take immediate action to clean up water at Schwartzwalder uranium mine