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.
DENVER (March 5): Today, Gov. Polis and state health officials announced Colorado’s first presumptive positive case of COVID-19, as well as a subsequent second case.
DENVER (March 5, 2020): The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is reporting that the state laboratory has a positive test result for COVID-19 today. The case presented itself in a male in his 30s, who had contact with a known case of COVID-19.
Denver, March 2, 2020: The State Laboratory at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment can now test for COVID-19. Prior to now, testing had only been done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The test will be used for people who meet the criteria for COVID-19 testing only; it is not available to the general public.
DENVER (Feb. 20): Officials from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment are following through on newly enacted laws that position Colorado to lead the nation on pursuing actions to reverse the impacts of climate change.
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.
Denver, Jan. 28: The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment received confirmation from CDC last night that the third test for the novel coronavirus was negative. The department continues to believe the current health risk is low for novel coronavirus in Colorado.
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.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday, January 21 that they reached a settlement with K.P. Kauffman Company, Inc. (KPK), an oil and gas firm headquartered in Denver.