Colorado can continue to make progress on dismantling its legacy of toxic environmental injustices this year. For too long, like many states across the country, we have allowed industry to run rampant at the expense of our residents, particularly low-income communities and communities of color.
Northeast Denver ranks among the most polluted ZIP codes in the country, and the predominantly Latino communities of North Denver and Commerce City have borne the brunt of the negative health impacts and lowered quality of living. Toxics are of concern for people in all corners of the state, and people in communities like Lakewood, Grand Junction, Pueblo, and Greeley are organizing to take them on.
Though our state has made some progress tackling these…
Ean Thomas Tafoya and Rebecca Curry
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