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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. […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: These two bills would help reduce toxic exposure

Colorado can continue to make progress on dismantling its legacy of toxic environmental injustices this year. For too long, like many states across the country, we have allowed industry to run rampant at the expense of our residents, particularly low-income communities and communities of color. Northeast Denver ranks among the most polluted ZIP codes in […]

Posted inEnvironment, News

Suncor gave an update on new pollution monitoring. Neighbors weren’t impressed, politicians wanted more oversight.

The Suncor refinery in Commerce City faces pointed community skepticism in its plan for state-mandated pollutant monitoring at the boundary of the property, while Democratic politicians weighed in Wednesday that they want even more oversight.  Suncor told the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, neighbors, local politicians and activists at public hearings that new […]