Research shows long-term exposure to even low levels of fine particulate matter, NOx chemicals increases occurrence of depression, anxiety. Ozone is a factor in neurodegeneration and memory loss.
Opinion: There’s more than one way to power an electric vehicle: Hydrogen
We’ll need EVs powered by batteries and by hydrogen fuel cells to meet our emissions goals.
Opinion: A state mandate for zero-emission trucks is a matter of environmental justice
My community is tired of waiting for environmental justice. Too many members of my community have lived their entire lives in and around toxic air pollution. Too many times we have been told by this politician or that politician that they’ll clean up our neighborhood, or the air we breathe. I’m tired of waiting for […]
Opinion: Punishing RTD hurts Colorado’s most potent weapon against climate change
Coloradans have many complaints about RTD — the Regional Transportation District that operates buses and light-rail across metro Denver. Some are valid, some are not. Despite all the issues, the real insanity is some of the solutions that people propose to “fix” this system. The two most popular ideas are balkanization and defunding. Balkanization is […]
Here’s how Colorado’s free e-bike program fits into its plan to slow climate change
By Sam Brasch, Colorado Public Radio Growing up in Los Angeles, Shalon Bowens remembers looking forward to a new bicycle on Christmas morning. The gift was her ticket away from adults and out into the neighborhood, an excuse “to get outside and do something.” Bowens, who now lives in Denver, couldn’t help but recall that […]
Stay-at-home order changed the way Coloradans work. But is it improving emissions?
By Clarissa Guy, Rocky Mountain PBS March 2020 marked the first stay-at-home order for Colorado. Since that time, the number of people working from home across the nation and the state has increased with the COVID-19 pandemic. This has pushed sustainability leaders to look at how telecommuting could decrease overall emissions. Jerry Tinianow served as […]
The road to greenhouse gas cuts: Are Colorado drivers ready?
When Colorado’s greenhouse gas battle comes to her Wheat Ridge driveway, Jan Rose will be ready. Rose believes heart and soul that if the state wants to hit benchmarks of 90% cuts to polluting emissions by 2050, Coloradans will have to drive less, and if they do drive, use a clean electric car. Recent successful […]
Opinion: Want to solve the climate crisis? Stop widening roads
Today, children around the world will walk out of their schools to demand adults act now to keep from making their world uninhabitable. To honor this second Global Climate Strike, Gov. Jared Polis and Mayor Michael Hancock must commit to stop building new roads and expanding the ones we have. Transportation is the largest source […]
Colorado to challenge Trump administration decision ending states’ waiver for stricter vehicle-emissions
Colorado will challenge the Trump administration’s expected move Wednesday revoking the ability of states to enact vehicle-emissions standards that are tougher than what is mandated by the federal government. The Environmental Protection Agency is slated to rescind a waiver granted to California under the Obama administration that allowed the state to create its own emissions […]
EPA set to end California’s ability to regulate fuel economy, which could impact Colorado
By Michael Biesecker, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is poised to revoke California’s authority to set auto mileage standards, asserting that only the federal government has the power to regulate greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy. It’s a decision that could impact Colorado as the state moves toward adopting California’s standards. Conservative […]