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EPA agrees with air pollution whistleblowers on inspector general complaints, asks Colorado to review 11 permits

Regional EPA office asks state officials to review permits that Air Pollution Control Division employees said shouldn’t have been approved.

Environment

Opinion: An alarm is raised, little is done, and employees flee

Colorado’s Air Pollution Control Division is in chaos

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Praise for Xcel’s agreement to stop burning coal by 2031

But it shouldn’t swap one fossil fuel for another, and should commit to 100% renewable energy

Opinion Columns

Electric school buses are in Colorado’s future. But districts need help paying for them.

Several districts have already started converting school bus fleets to electric. A new state grant program is making the $400K buses affordable.

Education

Opinion: Switching from natural gas to electricity will reduce Colorado’s smog

We don’t need to invent anything new, but we do need to re-imagine how we power our homes

Opinion Columns

Sens. Fenberg, Gonzales, Hansen and Winter: Say goodbye to the brown cloud

A package of new laws is a significant step toward cleaner Colorado air

Opinion Columns

Opinion: These two bills would help reduce toxic exposure

The benefit would be felt most by northeast Denver’s heavily polluted neighborhoods

Opinion Columns

Opinion: No question: Colorado’s population growth is unsustainable

Think our air and traffic are bad now? How do you like Colorado with an additional 3 million people in 2050?

Opinion Columns

Opinion: The Air Quality Control Commission needs to actually control air quality

Colorado’s health-protection agencies are more eager to wave through permits than hold down ozone

Opinion Columns

Drew Litton: Denver’s high cost of…just about everything

Opinion

Opinion: Here are just 2 ideas that will reduce air pollution without punishing motorists

We all agree we need to clean the air. Let’s look for the greatest positive impact with the least adverse side effects

Opinion Columns

Opinion: The 3 biggest contributors to our sickly air: wildfires, fracking, and auto emissions

To get them under control, take a page from Colorado’s Brown Cloud playbook

Opinion Columns

Opinion: The air inside Colorado schools needs to be cleaned up

Better ventilation and filtering can help reduce smoke from the outside, Covid-19 on the inside

Opinion Columns

Opinion: The science everyone needs to know about climate change, in 6 charts

With the United Nations’ climate conference in Scotland turning a spotlight on climate change policies and the impact of global warming, it’s useful to understand what the science shows.

Climate

Opinion: Colorado has a strong vision for electric vehicles. It needs stronger policies to achieve that vision

To reach the goal, the number of EVs needs to increase by 23 times by the end of the decade

Opinion Columns

Zornio: Fact-checking Jared Polis on COVID, air quality and taxes

How the governor’s interview on Colorado Matters holds up to the facts. There has been intense debate.

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Suncor supports all air-monitoring efforts

We want feedback from Commerce City and North Denver to improve our new monitoring system

Opinion Columns

Smoke from faraway wildfires may be worse for Coloradans than if it came from blazes in their own backyards

Some initial studies have shown that long-range smoke may be more toxic and since one of its characteristics is that its smoky smell disappears, it is sneakier.

Health

Opinion: To clean the air, Colorado must re-think its roads, not merely fill them with electric cars

A true solution involves replacing personal vehicles with buses and bikes

Opinion Columns

What’d I Miss?: There’s (too much of) something in Colorado’s air

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