Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

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Chemical contamination from 7 Colorado coal-fired power plants found during groundwater monitoring

Local plants vow to minimize coal-ash contamination to meet new EPA rules; report finds cases much worse in other states

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Colorado’s ban on banning plastics has cities’ plans to outlaw single-use bags and straws in limbo

A little-known Colorado law written to protect recycling stands is in the way of cities that want to outlaw straws, plastic grocery bags and Styrofoam containers

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Cigarettes all over again? Colorado has the highest youth vaping rate in the country.

Some Colorado towns got fed up waiting for the state to crack down on youth sales. They're not waiting for history to repeat itself.

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Auto dealers sue state to prevent Colorado’s adoption of California’s low-emission vehicle standard

The state adopted the rule to help clean up the air quality and save on fuel, but it adds extra cost to new cars starting in 2022

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The legislature denied them four times, so transgender people found another way to rewrite Colorado law on birth certificates

Current Colorado law -- the one transgender advocates have tried to change the last four years -- requires a person to have gender-reassignment surgery and prove it to a judge before asking to change the gender marker on a birth certificate

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The number of babies born with syphilis is accelerating in Colorado and nationwide

A record-setting 36,000 cases of STDs were reported in Colorado last year

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Coloradans produced a record 9.3 million tons of trash last year. Only 12 percent of it was recycled.

Colorado's recycling rate has flat lined at about a third of the national average

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The Front Range fails to meet federal standards for healthy air quality. Again.

Here’s what the missed mark means for Coloradans in the nine-county region to be sniffing 75 to 80 parts per billion of ozone pollution