Keep Our Rivers Clean
From Boulder Creek to the Colorado River, we should be able to raft, fish, tube or otherwise enjoy our waters knowing that they are protected from toxic dumping and irresponsible development. But loopholes in the law have left more than 73,000 miles of streams at risk.
At stake: Colorado's precious rivers
From the mighty Colorado and Arkansas rivers, to Boulder Creek, Clear Creek, and the rest of the streams in our backyards, Colorado’s waters are a big part of what makes life here so great. We should be able to raft, fish, tube or otherwise enjoy our waters knowing that they are protected from toxic dumping and irresponsible development.
73,000 miles of waterways open to pollution
In the last decade, polluter-driven court decisions gutted the Clean Water Act and left 68 percent of Colorado’s waterways open to unchecked pollution and development—the same waterways that feed our rivers, like the Arkansas and the Colorado. This means that over 73,000 miles of streams and rivers1—and the drinking water sources for 3.7 million Coloradans—are at risk of toxic dumping, development and more.
Polluters fighting to block our progress
Last year, we took a major step forward when the Environmental Protection Agency announced a plan to close these loopholes in the Clean Water Act. But already, big polluters and their allies in Congress are doing everything they can to block protections for our rivers.
It’s clear that if polluters win, our rivers will suffer. We know that we can’t compete with their lobbyists dollar for dollar. But the public is with us—and if we can build enough support, we can convince the EPA to protect our rivers for good. That’s why we’re mobilizing Coloradans to take a stand for the Arkansas River, Boulder Creek, and all of our rivers and streams.
Together, we can win
Protecting our rivers is a big challenge, but we’ve convinced the EPA to take the first step. Now, we're calling on the EPA to finish the job by closing the loopholes and protecting our rivers for good. Together, we can build the support it will take to overcome the polluters, close the loopholes, and keep our rivers clean.
Urge the EPA to close the loopholes and protect our rivers!
- Over 73,000 miles of Colorado’s streams and hundreds of acres of wetlands are vulnerable to pollution and development.
- The drinking water sources for 3.7 million Coloradans are at risk.
- Polluters dumped 3.3 million pounds of toxic chemicals into our water in a single year.