Kagan Hails FDA Ban on BPA in Baby Bottles

July 19, 2012

July 19, 2012 (Denver) – Rep. Daniel Kagan (D-Cherry Hills Village), who sponsored a bill this year to restrict the use of a chemical called BPA, applauded the federal government’s announcement that it was banning the chemical in baby bottles and sippy cups. The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that pacifiers, bottles and cups for

Uranium Mine Owner’s Suit Tossed

July 18, 2012

July 18, 2012 (Denver) – In a ruling hailed as a major environmental victory, a Denver court has affirmed a 2008 state law tightening controls on uranium mining operations in Colorado. On Friday, Denver District Court Judge Christina Habas rejected a lawsuit by Powertech, a Canadian uranium prospecting company, seeking to overturn regulations aimed at protecting

Pabon on Trustee Resignations: ‘The System Worked’

July 11, 2012

July 11, 2012 (Denver) – Reacting to the announcement yesterday that the state’s 10 governor-appointed public trustees had resigned, Rep. Dan Pabon (D-Denver) said his bill to improve oversight of the appointed trustees “has done its job.” “This year I sponsored, and Gov. Hickenlooper signed, legislation to increase the transparency and accountability of the 10

Fischer: S. Platte Decision Points Out Need for Change

June 20, 2012

June 20, 2012 (Denver) – Rep. Randy Fischer, author of a bill to address the damaging impacts of high groundwater levels in the South Platte River Basin, said today’s announcement by Gov. John Hickenlooper that he was powerless to fix the problem pointed out the need for changes in Colorado water law. Gov. Hickenlooper met