After Colorado once again failed to meet the Environmental Protection Agency's deadline to reduce ozone pollution in July, CoPIRG launched the #CleanAirColorado campaign to tackle the state's dirty air problem by expanding clean transit options to lower harmful emissions.
Colorado has become the third state to pass comprehensive legislation against plastic pollution. The CoPIRG-backed Plastic Pollution Reduction Act will phase out single-use plastic bags, polystyrene cups and containers, and allow municipalities more freedom to go even further on single-use plastics if their residents so choose.
Gov. Jared Polis has signed two key bills to help Coloradans access more clean, high-quality transportation options. One will secure crucial resources for a rail system between Pueblo and Fort Collins, and another will allow the Regional Transit District more flexibility to improve transit service.
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Until recently, I did not have estate and end-of-life planning in mind, but it was the natural next step in my quest to be a responsible adult, with a nudge from the existential threat of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Wednesday evening that a nationwide Salmonella outbreak stems at least in part from whole onions imported from Chihuahua, Mexico, and distributed in this country by ProSource Inc.
Advance directives are legal instructions that include a living will (different from a regular will) and a health care proxy. In them, you state what treatments you do or don’t want at the end of your life and who you want making health care decisions for you if you can’t.
Following a summer of record ozone pollution days in Colorado, school districts share the stories about how the first electric school buses found their way to the roads in Boulder and Kremmling. I joined experts from those districts as well as Mothers Out Front to highlight the health and climate impacts of diesel school buses, and how electric school buses are the path forward.
In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, we’ve taken steps for all of our staff to work remotely for safety reasons. But rest assured, we’ll keep advocating for you as we work for a healthier, safer world.