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Denver Post: New bill would put climate scientist, person of color on board that regulates Colorado’s air quality

A bill filed this week in the Colorado legislature would change the makeup of the state’s Air Quality Control Commission as the legislation’s sponsors try to increase protections for low-income neighborhoods and communities of color, which bear the brunt of pollution.

“We are still reviewing the bill and don’t have a formal position yet, but we are deeply concerned with the premise that over a year of work to find collaboration in the rulemaking process can be reversed by legislation only months after the regulations have been finalized,” Meghan Dollar, senior vice president of governmental affairs for the Colorado Chamber, said. “This could set a dangerous precedent for future regulatory efforts and continues to move the goal posts on environmental policy when industry needs predictability to operate effectively.”