Carman: Suncor’s days of beguiling regulators and befouling our air at last may be numbered
EPA finally has started paying attention, thanks to intense pressure from environmental organizations, community advocates and U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette.
Opinion: Polluters should pay for their damage to Colorado’s climate
The taxpayers are overburdened. The polluters must pay up
EPA objects to Colorado’s approval of Suncor permit, asks for changes
Environmental groups and neighbors had asked the federal agency to block the operating permit, and EPA agrees it has problems with the refinery
Suncor gave an update on new pollution monitoring. Neighbors weren’t impressed, politicians wanted more oversight.
Colorado demands certain industries show the pollutants escaping their boundaries. Suncor’s plan was done first, but now Bennet and DeGette want more scrutiny on the refinery.
Colorado needs to cut greenhouse gas pollution from industry. They’ve put it off until 2023.
State officials say their rulemaking plan will make deeper cuts across more factories. Environmental advocates say it’s delay and betrayal all over again.
Suncor must make pollution cuts to meet new haze rules protecting Colorado park views
Environmental groups push for slashing air pollutants from the biggest smokestacks for EPA “regional haze” update, end up winning some, losing some.
Colorado refuses to ease rules for how much pollution gets discharged into rivers and streams
Members of the Water Quality Control Commission said they were shocked by the blowback to a proposed change that would have made it easier for industry, utilities to send more pollution downstream.
Some of the worst ozone pollution in the U.S. settles along the Front Range. New rules to fix it are ahead.
Colorado has made some progress toward reducing the chemical dangerous to human health. But it will take leaning on automobiles and oil and gas producers to really move the needle.
Colorado used since-“retired” memo when writing disputed Suncor refinery pollution permit
Colorado officials now say they have withdrawn the 2010 memo as guidance for staff, but whistleblowers say the technical analysis for Suncor uses the same unlawful rules and the permit should be torn up
Suncor refinery’s bid for new permit gets rough hearing as advocates want to “end the cycle of problem, apology, repeat”
Refinery neighbors, environmental advocates say pollution controls should come with new Suncor permit
Former mining company attorney regularly granted a past client exemptions as Colorado’s head of air pollution control, records show
Whistleblowers point to Director Garry Kaufman’s approval of exemptions for Newmont’s Cripple Creek & Victor Mine as clear conflicts of interest that prioritize the industry over public health
Environmental groups demand Polis remove Colorado Air Pollution Control director, call for independent investigation
A whistleblower complaint filed Tuesday accused state air regulators of illegally approving permits, telling staff to falsify records
Colorado legislature advances effort for tougher toxic emissions monitoring at polluting companies
Law would expand who must report after industries found altering totals to avoid hitting thresholds in benzene, other dangerous substances
Opinion: As a nurse practitioner, I see first hand how oil and gas pollution makes our communities sick
I spoke out with fellow nurses to urge the Biden administration to take on environmental racism and injustices as our nation continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.
Coalition demands fence line monitors, tougher caps at Suncor to protect Colorado communities
Activists and legislators from Denver and Pueblo want the state to put teeth into environmental justice for communities of color.
Suncor refinery neighbors can get warnings and details on chemical leaks sent to phones
The embattled oil and gas industrial site pledges to tell Commerce City, Globeville-Elyria-Swansea and others when new incidents occur through texts and phone alerts
Opinion: Colorado must protect and support communities hurt by pollution
Six months after historic Suncor settlement, community around Commerce City refinery still feels “exploited”
The oil company began surveying the community on Wednesday, but continued issues at the refinery have neighbors feeling skeptical
Opinion: As legislature debates new rules, vulnerable Coloradans continue to breathe toxic air
Suncor oil refinery agrees to $9 million settlement with Colorado for air quality violations in Commerce City
The deal with Colorado’s health department includes $2.6 million in projects to improve environment and health in the adjacent neighborhoods most affected by violations, including Globeville and Elyria-Swansea