Press Release

State health department to hold public hearings on fenceline monitoring plan for Suncor refinery

REMOTE (March 1, 2022): The Air Toxics Act (HB21-1189), signed into law by Governor Polis in 2021, requires Suncor Energy to submit a plan for fenceline monitoring at its refinery in Commerce City. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment will hold two public meetings to discuss that plan.

CDPHE will hold the meetings remotely on March 9 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on March 12 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. CDPHE will provide Spanish interpretation at both meetings.

Grant funding now available to sample for and treat water sources

REMOTE, February 24, 2022: The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Colorado is now making funds available to help entities determine if their water contains chemicals found in toxic firefighting foam and other sources. If the chemicals are found above current health advisory levels set by the Environmental Protection Agency, grant funding can also be used to help reduce the contamination.

New Awareness Campaign & Website Helps Colorado Families Save Money and Get Cash Back by Filing Their Taxes

REMOTE (Feb.11, 2022) -The Polis-Primavera administration, together with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, recently launched a new statewide awareness campaign and website to save Coloradans money by encouraging all Coloradans to file their taxes and receive cash benefits through the Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, and Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit. 

State health department launches Climate Equity Framework to guide ambitious state action on climate change

REMOTE (Jan. 14, 2022): The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment today released the final version of its Climate Equity Framework, which lays out specific actions for CDPHE to guide the implementation of the state's ambitious air quality and climate policies and programs to advance equity and environmental justice.