If the energy company were the ‘good neighbor’ it claims to be, it wouldn’t be suing Colorado’s air-quality watchdog agency.
New state assessment shows big gaps in goals for transportation emissions and lag in finalizing closures of fossil fuel power plants
Ozone is the toxic air pollutant that has a lot of smart people on the Front Range really befuddled right now. Colorado is making big cuts to greenhouse gases, mainly by closing coal-fired power plants even faster than expected. New laws, and old cars switched out for new ones, have made steep cuts to the […]
It is a right for us to have clean air to breathe and not have to plead and fight for it with state agencies. It’s our right to walk outside our homes and breathe fresh air and not inhale ozone and other volatile organic chemical pollutants. It is time we hold the Colorado Department of […]
When Colorado air pollution regulators started writing rules to cut 20% of the greenhouse gas emissions by heavy industry, the first thing they had to do was exempt the four largest polluters. The original law says that cement plants and steel plants, which in Colorado are currently emitting up to a million tons a year […]
As a pulmonologist, I’m disheartened during hot, polluted summer days when my patients tell me the air is making it harder for them to breathe — and even worse, when it sends someone to the hospital. Much of the time, the dangerous pollution levels result from a combination of wildfire smoke that can travel hundreds […]
If there’s anything we’ve learned during Jared Polis’ tenure as governor, it’s that whenever progressive Democrats in the legislature square off with Polis — which happens more often than you’d think — you should put your money on the governor. The latest example is a climate-action bill — SB21-200 — that would have enforced emission-reduction […]
Gov. Jared Polis last week told the Colorado Springs Gazette that he would veto Senate Bill 200 — a major bill to fight climate change and help Colorado’s Indigenous, Black, and communities of color fight environmental racism — if it passes in the Colorado legislature. The bill, which is still early in the legislative process, […]