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CPR News: Colorado ozone bill passes its first vote after gutting tougher requirements for new pollution sources

A Colorado House committee approved a controversial air quality bill Thursday to help address dangerous concentrations of ground-level ozone pollution along the Front Range and in other parts of the state.

But the legislation only survived after sponsors gutted the core of the proposal.

The Colorado Chamber of Commerce led a coalition of more than 50 business groups to oppose the legislation, warning it could impose costly new regulations on breweries, bakeries, hotels and other operations.

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