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CPR: Colorado approved new climate rules for manufacturers. Environmental groups worry they will let companies increase pollution

After more than two days of debate, Colorado air regulators approved a suite of regulations late Friday night they say will cut climate-warming emissions from some of the state’s largest industrial polluters.

But that hasn’t come as welcome news to a coalition of environmental advocates who wanted the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission to scrap and rewrite the proposed rules.

Before approving the rules, air quality officials also agreed to adjustments suggested by the Colorado Chamber of Commerce, which warned that onerous regulations could force manufacturers to cut production or shift operations out of state.

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