Colorado

Information and Resources

America’s Animal Factories: How States Fail to Prevent Pollution from Livestock Waste

This report from the Natural Resources Defense Council examines the environmental and health consequences of pollution from industrial livestock farms. Includes activist contacts and resources.

Final Report of Impact to Property Values by CAFO in Delta County

An analysis of the economic impact to property values of real estate located in proximity to a CAFO. In this report, Dr. John A. Kilpatrick, a certified real estate appraiser with Greenfield Advisors LLC, details the impact to both the value and marketability of properties located nearby or surrounding a chicken animal operation.

Final Report of Air Testing Swine Lagoons in Southeast Colorado

An evaluation and comparison of several odor-reduction technologies that are used to facilitate compliance with the odor control provisions of Colorado’s Amendment 14. (Brad Walker, AgSkill, Inc., August 2001.)

State Information

Provides state legislative information along with documents related to state and local government. (Washburn University School of Law.)

US Farms – State Fact Sheets

Links for each state, with current information about farm size, financial status, rural employment, land use, and more. (USDA.)

Water Quality in the Upper Colorado River Basin, Colorado, 1996-98

Water quality assessment reports from the US Geological Survey.

State and Local Government

Groups

Western Colorado Congress

WCC is a grassroots alliance of local community groups that tackle local issues. Dedicated to challenging injustice by organizing people to increase their power over decisions that affect their lives, WCC’s community groups and members work together to promote healthy, sustainable communities, social and economic justice, environmental stewardship and a truly democratic society.

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