EPA Downgrades Front Range Air Quality

On Monday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it is reclassifying the Denver Metro/North Front Range ozone nonattainment area from Moderate to Serious because the state has not been able to meet the air quality standards laid out by the federal agency.

Air quality and environmental advocates like Robert Ukeiley, a senior attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity’s Environmental Health program, are welcoming the EPA’s announcement as now the state of Colorado must take action to improve air quality.

Listen to KGNU’s Interview with Robert Ukeiley on EPA’s Announcement Below:

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Last week The Center for Environmental Health and the Center for Biological Diversity filed notice they intend to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for failing to reduce smog pollution in Colorado.

Colorado is developing zero-emissions vehicle standards and environmental activists are asking the state to move quickly in tackling emissions from the oil and gas industry.

State regulators yesterday got public comment on air quality at a meeting in Loveland as part of the state’s move to craft new regulations for the oil and gas industry.

The Colorado Air Quality Control Commission is scheduled to decide today whether to update rules designed to reduce methane and ozone emissions from oil and gas operations throughout the state.

 

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