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Colorado will finally issue renewed Suncor permit, while tightening air monitoring

Colorado air pollution regulators have issued one of the Suncor refinery’s two long-delayed permit renewals, while also strengthening rules on how the company must carry out a new air monitoring law to protect neighbors.  The EPA also signaled it no longer objects to the Plant 2 permit for Suncor after the state made some revisions. […]

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Colorado to expand probes of PFAS “forever chemicals” in biosolids from city waste

Wastewater treatment plants may have to start testing for presence of PFAS “forever chemicals” in biosolids as early as next year, and those plants may be required to investigate upstream sources of the toxic substances, Colorado regulators say.  State water quality officials also said Colorado’s PFAS grant program is also open to help communities test […]

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Opinion: The Supreme Court has put us in a constitutional crisis and a climate crisis

The Colorado Coalition for a Livable Climate is outraged by the recent Supreme Court decision eviscerating the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to limit greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. The decision is an outright attack on Congress that shatters our checks-and-balances system of government. It signals that we are in a constitutional crisis that will […]

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Regional board to approve ozone action plan, but a Colorado coalition wants much more done

The northern Front Range’s newest plan to meet federal ozone-reduction mandates comes with a rare upfront admission that it won’t work.  The Regional Air Quality Council, a nonprofit board of experts and local officials charged with writing the state’s ozone compliance plan, will decide Friday on the latest proposals for trimming the hazardous ground-level gas. […]

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Lakewood residents at elevated risk of cancer cases from Terumo medical sterilization plant, EPA says

Lakewood residents are at elevated cancer danger from releases of toxic ethylene oxide by the Terumo BCT medical equipment sterilization plant in their neighborhood, according to a new assessment from the Environmental Protection Agency targeting the riskiest sites in the nation.  The EPA said Wednesday it is making a new push to educate neighbors “on […]