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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 […]

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Colorado approves Suncor permit renewal, but air pollution activists say they will keep trying to block it 

Colorado air quality officials have approved a permit renewal for portions of Suncor’s refinery in Commerce City, prompting vows from community officials and environmental groups to keep fighting the permit at the EPA and in court.  The EPA now has 45 days from Feb. 8 to review the updated permit conditions and either approve them […]

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Colorado must decide “without delay” if it will renew long-delayed Suncor permits, judge rules

State air pollution officials must decide on long-stalled emissions permit renewals for the Suncor Refinery in Commerce City “without delay,” a state District Court judge ruled. One of Suncor’s two key permits was supposed to be renewed by the state Department of Public Health and Environment after expiring in 2012, the other in 2018. A […]

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Colorado issues tough new draft rules on Suncor to limit runoff of dangerous “forever chemicals” into water

Colorado will for the first time monitor and limit runoff of PFAS, dangerous “forever chemicals” threatening drinking water across the nation, at Suncor’s Commerce City Refinery as part of a long-anticipated draft of the company’s water quality permit unveiled Tuesday. The draft of the renewed permit also demands rigorous benzene cleanup and other controls sought […]