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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.

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Report | Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center

Building a Better America

We can save money and help solve global warming by reducing the amount of energy we use, including in the buildings where we live and work every day. More than 40 percent of our energy — and 10 percent of all the energy used in the world — goes toward powering America’s buildings.

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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.

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Report | Environment Colorado

Water Under Pressure

Water quality is on the decline in Colorado. The Clean Water Act (CWA) sets the goal that all of the nation’s waters be fishable and swimmable. Yet state water quality assessment reports show that over the past 6 years, the percentage of Colorado’s rivers and streams found to be fishable decreased by 7%. Even more alarming, the percentage of Colorado’s rivers and streams that support all of their classified uses has declined 21% since 1998.

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Report | Environment Colorado

Troubled Waters: An analysis of 2005 Clean Water Act compliance

October 18, 2007 marks the 35th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, a landmark law intended to restore and maintain the physical, chemical and biological integrity of the nation’s waters.

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