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Denver Gazette: Environmental groups angered by new rule on industrial emissions.

An emissions reduction rule for large industries approved by state air pollution regulators has environmental groups castigating the rule for weakening pollution control and ignoring the Environmental Justice Act.

The Colorado Air Quality Control Commission made significant concessions to 18 industries including the Molson Coors brewery in Golden, beef producer JBS Swift and Leprino Foods in Greeley, and the Suncor Energy refinery in Commerce City during a rulemaking hearing last week.

“The Colorado Chamber of Commerce did a lot of work on this issue over the past several months, and we’ve worked with a lot of our members that had a lot of different interests,” said Meghan Dollar, senior vice president for government affairs in an interview. “But as a whole, we feel like the AQCC went a long way in trying to find ways to get emission reductions in the long run, but to do that in a way that companies can comply.”

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