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Whistleblowers raised valid concerns about Colorado air pollution monitoring, probe finds, but problems were unintentional

An independent investigation commissioned by the Attorney General also says boss of Air Pollution Control Division should have disclosed his prior work for Newmont Corp. when a pollution permit for a Teller County mine came before him.


Jim Morrissey: Maybe whistleblowers will clear Colorado’s air


Colorado air pollution control managers ordered staff to falsify data and approve permits “at all costs,” whistleblowers say

State employees allege a yearslong pattern of illegal state actions designed to speed up permits and avoid scrutiny by the public.


Opinion: Delays in closing Colorado coal plants are costly in money and air quality

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Order to close three Colorado coal-fired power plants early reversed, regulators cite “incomplete” information

Colorado’s Air Quality Control Commission said issues around closing plants a year early were too complex


Three coal-burning power plants in Colorado face orders to close early. Their owners aren’t happy about it.

Tri-State, Xcel and Platte River Power had the closures slated for 2030. But Colorado air quality regulators say it must be done earlier to meet greenhouse gas targets.