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CDPHE seeks new round of public feedback on environmental justice recommendations


COLORADO (KRDO) -- The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is seeking additional feedback from community members on the Environmental Justice Action Task Force's third draft of recommendations that it will send to the legislature, governor, and CDPHE later this year.

The CDPHE said it is asking community members for their help in determining the following.

  • The definition of “disproportionately impacted communities,” which will impact future resources available to communities. Disproportionately impacted communities have a heavier burden of negative health impacts than other communities because of systemic barriers to health and wellness.
  • How agencies should engage with disproportionately impacted communities across Colorado.
  • How agencies should consider equity and the cumulative impacts when making decisions that affect environmental health. Cumulative impacts are the combination of pollution in the air, water, and soil, and can include other factors that impact our health, like access to fresh food and green spaces to exercise.
  • How agencies can make data about environmental health risks more transparent to Coloradans living in communities disproportionately impacted by pollution and climate change.

The Environmental Justice Action Task Force's full draft recommendations are available here.

Feedback can be shared with the task force in the following ways.

The deadline for the public to submit feedback on the third draft of the task force's recommendations is Oct. 14, 2022. The group will hold its final public meeting in early November.

The Task Force must send its final recommendations to the legislature, governor, and CDPHE by Nov. 14.

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