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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The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote early next week on the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, a major bipartisan package for transportation, clean water, power infrastructure and broadband.
A looming deadline should finally force all U.S. phone companies to take stopping robocalls seriously. However, only one-third of the largest mobile and home phone providers nationwide -- and a more disappointing percentage of smaller telecommunications companies -- have installed caller ID verification aimed at squashing illegal robocalls, even though most of those businesses were required to do so by June. The stakes get higher Sept. 28, when phone providers are required to block calls from companies that haven’t told the FCC what they’re doing to fight robocalls.
The good news: Illegal robocalls seem to be declining a bit. The bad news: They'll probably never go away completely. Consumers need to remain vigilant to protect their personal information and their money.
Scam robocalls have declined by 29 percent since June. But most of us still get too many. And the industry overall isn't doing enough.
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.