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New EPA guidelines on PFAS “forever chemicals” put Frisco far over drinking water limits

Drinking water in Frisco is tainted with dangerous levels of the PFAS “forever chemicals” from suspected firefighting foam runoff into nearby creeks, according to new EPA guidance that radically lowered safety levels and sent state officials in search of cities with similarly compromised water systems.  More than 100 city and town water systems across the […]

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Colorado’s attorney general wades into murky river dispute that could upend access to rivers, streams

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser wants the Colorado Supreme Court to wade into a murky river-access fight.  Weiser this week filed a lengthy brief asking the state’s high court to intervene before a lower court takes up a case involving a fisherman who says he has a right to wade on a stretch of the […]

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Colorado task force refers 17 cases of unemployment fraud to prosecutors

A state task force investigating suspicious jobless claims has now referred 17 cases for criminal prosecution, the Colorado Attorney General’s Office said Friday.  The AG’s office, which is part of the Colorado Unemployment Fraud Task Force, said the total loss in unemployment fraud “exceeds $300,000.”  “These are complex cases that take time to develop, and […]

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Colorado attorney general sues makers of firefighting foam that uses “forever chemicals” threatening drinking water

The Colorado Attorney General’s Office filed suit Monday against 15 makers of firefighting foam that contains “forever chemicals” called PFAS, alleging the companies caused contamination found in water samples taken across the state and endangered public health.  The lawsuit in state district court says the companies, including five related to DuPont, “knew or should have […]