Press Release

State health department announces an historic $9 million enforcement package

DENVER, March, 6: The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment today announced a $9 million settlement to resolve air pollution violations at the Suncor refinery in Commerce City. The package of penalties and funding for community environmental projects, totaling $4.05 million, is the largest payment to resolve air quality violations that Colorado has ever required for a single facility.

Office of the Attorney General, State Health Department remind Coloradans to obtain birth certificates through approved partners

Feb. 11, 2020 (DENVER, Colo.): Due to recent scams involving third-party vendors that claim to provide certified copies of birth certificates and other official documents at a fee, the StopFraud Colorado program in the Attorney General’s Office and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Vital Records Section remind consumers to order birth certificates or other vital records through approved channels only.

State of Colorado pilot program connects breweries and cannabis cultivators to capture and reduce greenhouse gas emissions

The legal marijuana industry is a large market for carbon dioxide consumption, as carbon dioxide is used to grow product in a condensed time span and increase yields. Carbon dioxide is a key component in the cannabis plant growth process as the plant translates light into the energy needed for growth.  

State health department says the risk to the general public is low for novel coronavirus in Colorado

State public health officials from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment say the risk to the general public is low for novel coronavirus in Colorado. At the same time, state officials continue to investigate possible cases of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in patients with respiratory symptoms and travel history to China. The department is preparing for a swift response if the virus is found in the state. To date, Colorado has no confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus.