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 By Liz Rosenbaum    Opinion

Accountability, not compromise

Six years ago, a major crime was discovered in our communities, a crime that had been occurring since the 1970s when the chemical companies lied to consumers about the... — Updated 5/10/2022

 By Liz Rosenbaum    Opinion

Some shameful news to report

Up until last week the combined efforts of young children, six environmental advocacy groups, and several trips to our Denver Capitol by local residents to ban PFAS in consumer... — Updated 5/3/2022

 By Liz Rosenbaum    Opinion

PFAS fight continues at Capitol

It is official! We have a bill number for our next PFAS legislation! Late Monday evening our newest piece of legislation I have been working on with Rep. Lisa Cutter and six Non-Gov... — Updated 3/29/2022

 By Liz Rosenbaum    Opinion

EPA finally regulating, enforcing PFAS limits in water

On Monday, Oct. 18, the White House and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it is moving beyond "advisory" levels of PFAS in drinking water to a robust enforceable... — Updated 10/20/2021

 By Liz Rosenbaum    Opinion

New study is here

CO SCOPE is here! (Colorado Study on Community Outcomes from PFAS Expoure) You can find out more every Saturday at the Metcalfe Farmers Market, and we have a local clinic location... — Updated 6/29/2021

 By Liz Rosenbaum    Opinion

Local PFAS test results

Excerpt from CDC / ATSDR announcement: In 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) started exposur... — Updated 5/25/2021

 By Liz Rosenbaum    Opinion

Local water study hiring for several jobs

Our ATSDR / CDC health study is gearing up, and several jobs are available. As noted at the first Community Advisory Panel (CAP) meeting, the Study Team will be hiring a couple of... — Updated 2/16/2021

 By Liz Rosenbaum    Opinion

$4 billion settlement on 'forever chemicals'

On Jan. 22, DuPont, Chemours and Corteva announced a cost sharing settlement of $4 billion for lawsuits involving the PFAS "forever chemicals." As a refresher, PFAS chemicals have... — Updated 1/26/2021

 By Liz Rosenbaum    Opinion

Domestic terrorism hits too close to home

Last week on Monday, Jan. 4, I heard a news story on KKTV News 5 that the Midway Substation was the intended target of a domestic terrorist attack. This was extremely alarming to me... — Updated 1/12/2021


Security health screening update

Here is the update from our ATSDR/CDC (Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry/Centers for Disease Control) environmental study done a few months ago. How many households... — Updated 10/28/2020


Update on community health testing

Our sister coalition, Testing for Pease, run by Andrea Amico announced this week that their health study in Portsmouth, N.H., Pease Air Force Base, is resuming again after a... — Updated 10/21/2020


Next coalition meeting this Thursday

We have planned a safe meeting this Thursday, Oct. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Peaks and Pines (212 W. Illinois Ave., Fountain) community room. Please wear a mask. I will provide... — Updated 10/14/2020


Looking back on four years of efforts

We have an upcoming meeting this month, after a bit of a hiatus due to COVID restrictions and many other meetings being pushed back, and now resuming with benefits. Usually... — Updated 10/7/2020


Security/Widefield assessment underway

Our ATSDR study is successfully underway! I stopped by the Security Fire Station #1 for a visit, and our scientists were all safely working under a giant white tent to check people... — Updated 9/30/2020


Did you receive a letter and phone call from CDC/ATSDR?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) is offering free, voluntary blood and urine testing for PFAS to... — Updated 9/16/2020


Necessity: the mother of invention

We all know the proverb "necessity is the mother of invention," and it has been defined as: "When the need for something becomes imperative, you are forced to find ways of getting... — Updated 9/9/2020


Most recent PFAS levels in blood samples

Colorado School of Public Health has mailed out the results of the year two PFAS blood levels. Year one results were in 2018, and round two is 2019 but due to COVID (and very busy... — Updated 8/26/2020


Update from last week's Water Quality meeting

As many of you read the Coalition's column from last week, the outcome is that we have blazed the trails with game-changing policies, getting our local community better control of... — Updated 7/22/2020


Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition:

UPDATE: After this publication went to print, the coalition received news that the Water Quality Control Commission denied the motion to vacate. "Not a single commissioner... — Updated 7/15/2020


State tests reveal contaminated drinking water

Last week, the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment (CDPHE) released extensive water testing data which demonstrate widespread occurrence of toxic "forever... — Updated 7/1/2020


Coalition to meet Thursday

We will have our monthly meeting online June 18 at 6:30 p.m. To register please go to our Facebook page ( and events tab for this information. Some technical... — Updated 6/17/2020


Fountain Valley Water Coalition Update: Dark Waters

Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition is excited to announce a FREE streaming of the movie "Dark Waters" will begin soon, and the panel discussion is set for May 21 from 7-8 p.m.... — Updated 5/13/2020


Local study of residents on hold due to COVID-19

Editor's Note: Participants in a study of Fountain Valley residents to determine the effects of contaminated water on individuals' health has been postponed. The following letter... — Updated 4/15/2020


Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Update: USAFA contamination data released

Those of you who attend our monthly meetings know of the work I have continued to do for not only our community but also communities across the county and our state contaminated... — Updated 3/18/2020


Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Update: HB 1119 PFAS bill passed Monday

Great News! House Bill 1119 passed the Energy and Environment Committee on Monday afternoon and is now waiting on finance review. Several amendments were taken out of the bill late... — Updated 3/11/2020


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