John Putnam

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Drafting rules to reduce Colorado’s greenhouse gas emissions may prove even harder because of missing data

The state's Air Quality Control Commission doesn’t expect new rules to be in place for another year

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Air quality improved slightly during the stay-at-home order. But Colorado still has a serious pollution problem.

Officials have until June 2021 to meet a ground-level ozone compliance deadline set by the federal Environmental Protection Agency.

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado lawmakers wanted to tackle the state’s PFAS problem. They are taking more of a baby step.

A bill to regulate harmful “forever chemicals” that contaminate groundwater was chopped in half during its first public hearing

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

There’s a push to increase fines for Colorado polluters and directly help impacted communities

Last year, Colorado legislators pushed for stricter environmental protection. This year, they want everyone to benefit from the solutions.