In the News

Colorado Sun: Colorado air commission approves smokestack rules opponents call “unjust” and “pay-to-play”

Colorado’s Air Quality Control Commission late Friday approved new limits on smokestack pollution from 18 large corporations, a vote immediately denounced by 44 local governments and environmental groups who called it a cave-in to industry and a gutting of environmental justice laws passed in 2021.

During lengthy testimony in front of the commission last week, the Colorado Chamber of Commerce spoke for all the 18 targeted companies and said the proposed emissions cuts went beyond the requirements of the 2021 law. The chamber also said, “there is no clear pathway to compliance for all facilities, facilities may not have available on-site reductions . . . without another compliance pathway, the only certain option will be to reduce production.”

Read more here.