Backlog grows while environmental groups sue and win over delays in limits on ozone-causing emissions
Three years after a new law ordering pollution regulators to prioritize public health, we’re still stuck in data-collection mode.
Ridership numbers from most of the transit agencies that participated in the Zero Fare for Better Air program were higher in September than before the program began.
Ozone downgrades by EPA mean more sites need permits from regulators, while environmental groups get courts to declare the state is falling behind
Colorado has threatened to sue over pricier, cleaner gasoline in 2024, but feds say it should add only 3 cents a gallon and Clean Air Act is a hard rule
New state assessment shows big gaps in goals for transportation emissions and lag in finalizing closures of fossil fuel power plants
I had a strange feeling of falling back in time to the “Twilight Zone” TV series of the early ’60s as I read the charts that explain why it’s so hard to cut Colorado’s ozone. I’ll save you the trip to Wikipedia: “Twilight Zone” episodes included “fantasy, science fiction, absurdism, dystopian fiction, suspense, horror, supernatural […]
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 […]
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. […]
More than $2 million in state money allocated to make public transit free this month — in a push to boost ridership and ease pollution — will go unused as some regional transportation agencies say they don’t have enough drivers to handle a ridership surge. Statewide, 14 transportation agencies, including the Regional Transportation District in […]