Reports

Report | Environment Colorado

Troubled Waters: An analysis of Clean Water Act compliance, July 2003- December 2004

When drafting the Clean Water Act in 1972, legislators set the goals of making all U.S. waterways fishable and swimmable by 1983 and eliminating the discharge of pollutants into the nation’s waterways by 1985. 

Report | Environment Colorado

Made in the U.S.A.: Power Plants and Mercury Pollution Across the Country

Power plants are the largest industrial source of U.S. air emissions of mercury, a potent neurotoxin that poses serious health hazards. Mercury is particularly harmful to the developing brain; even lowlevel exposure can cause learning disabilities, developmental delays, lowered IQ, and problems with attention and memory.

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Our Natural Legacy: The Value Of America's Roadless National Forests

After decades of scientific inquiry, 600 public hearings, and a record 1.6 million comments, the Clinton administration enacted the Roadless Area Conservation Rule in January 2001 to protect 58.5 million acres of wild national forest land from most commercial logging and road-building.

Report | Environment Colorado

Fishing for Trouble: How Toxic Mercury Contaminates Fish in U.S. Waterways

Toxic mercury, largely emitted from coalburning power plants, is polluting waterways, contaminating the fish we eat, and posing a serious threat to public health. 

Report | Environment Colorado

Danger in the Air: Unhealthy Levels of Air Pollution in 2003

While air quality has improved in the last three decades, half of all Americans live in counties where air pollution exceeds national health standards.

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