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News Release | Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center

Trouble in the Air: Denver-Aurora-Lakewood experienced 131 days of polluted air in 2018

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood , home to nearly three-million people, suffered through 131 days of poor air quality due to air pollution in 2018, according to a new report from Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center, Frontier Group and Colorado PIRG Education Fund. Statistics from 2018 represent the most recent data available. Air pollution increases the risk of premature death, asthma attacks and other adverse health impacts.

“No Coloradan should have to experience one day of  polluted air -- let alone 131, ” said Eric Timlin, Campaign Organizer with Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center. “Air quality will only get worse as our climate warms, so we have no time to lose. We must make progress toward clean air.”

News Release | Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center

Trouble in the Air: Denver-Aurora-Lakewood experienced 131 days of polluted air in 2018

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood , home to nearly three-million people, suffered through 131 days of poor air quality due to air pollution in 2018, according to a new report from Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center, Frontier Group and Colorado PIRG Education Fund. Statistics from 2018 represent the most recent data available. Air pollution increases the risk of premature death, asthma attacks and other adverse health impacts.

“No Coloradan should have to experience one day of  polluted air -- let alone 131, ” said Eric Timlin, Campaign Organizer with Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center. “Air quality will only get worse as our climate warms, so we have no time to lose. We must make progress toward clean air.”

News Release | Environment Colorado Research and Policy Center

Twelve Colorado Mayors join national coalition to call for a solar energy future

Colorado mayors representing twelve cities across our state have joined a list of 300 across the U.S. in signing on to a letter calling for a future powered by more clean renewable solar power, released today by Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center. The group of “Mayors for Solar Energy” committed to this cause is bipartisan and represents cities of all sizes spanning all 50 states.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

102 groups urge EPA to rein in meat and poultry processing plant pollution

Environment America Research & Policy Center is submitting comments on behalf of 102 organizations today, urging the Environmental Protection Agency to dramatically reduce the massive levels of pollution dumped by agribusiness facilities into America’s waterways. The comments are in response to the agency’s decision not to update permit standards for meat and poultry plants -- despite the Clean Water Act’s requirement to do so.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Dual EPA rollbacks weaken clean water protections against toxic coal waste

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released two proposals today to roll back clean water protections against waste from coal-fired power plants. The first proposal would overhaul wastewater rules, drastically weakening safeguards that prevent utilities from discharging toxic pollutants like arsenic, lead and mercury into America’s waterways. The second proposal would significantly extend closure dates for coal ash disposal sites, allowing utilities to continue storing toxic coal debris in ponds that can leak or overflow, for decades.

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