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By facilitating the transportation of dirty tar sands fuels, Keystone would add 27.4 million metric tons of global warming pollution to our atmosphere per year. President Trump's executive order advancing the Keystone XL pipeline is definitely a step in the wrong direction. READ MORE.
Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) data released by EPA this week not only shows that reported toxic pollution increased by five percent for the second time since the TRI program began in 1987, but also that industry reported releasing and disposing of more than a billion pounds of cancer-causing chemicals into America's air, land and water in 2002, according to an analysis by Environment Colorado Research and Policy Center.
Last minute tax filers were greeted at the Downtown Denver Post Office today by Colorado citizens concerned that $22.6 million of their 2004 tax dollars will pay for the clean up of Superfund toxic waste sites, while polluters are let off the hook, according to a new analysis released by Environment Colorado and the BE SAFE network.
Toxic releases to U.S. waterways increased by 10% between 2003 and 2004, pollution, according to Environment Colorado’s analysis of Toxics Release Inventory data released today. In total, U.S. facilities released more than 4.25 billion pounds of toxic chemicals to air, water, and land in 2004, an overall decrease from 2003.
"The Fiscal Cost of Sprawl: How Sprawl Contributes to Local Governments' Budget Woes," a report released today by Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center, found that the high cost of providing and maintaining infrastructure for sprawling development hurts taxpayers and contributes to the fiscal crises facing many Colorado local governments.