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EPA faults Colorado air quality regulators over whistleblower claims

by Colorado Newsline | July 15, 2022
The report outlines six recommendations for APCD regulators, including an overhaul of the agency’s minor source permitting procedures and amending existing permits of some pollution sources identified in the complaint. The EPA is asking the state to provide a written response to the ...

Colorado air agency’s policies ‘inadequate,’ but no evidence of falsified data, report says

by Colorado Newsline | September 24, 2021
“Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser on Friday released the results of an independent investigation into allegations of illegal air-quality permitting procedures made earlier this year by three whistleblowers in the state’s Air Pollution Control Division. Kevin Bell, an attorney ...

Smokescreen: Years of internal complaints suggest air agency’s favoritism toward polluters

by Colorado Newsline | September 23, 2021
“Because the division’s practices are currently undergoing review as part of an independent investigation facilitated by the Attorney General’s Office, the division will not comment further at this time,” he added. The three modelers are far from the first employees to voice such ...

At Colorado’s tight-lipped air pollution agency, a ‘culture of fear’ prevails

by Colorado Newsline | September 20, 2021
“Few Coloradans know the Air Pollution Control Division by name, but every time they take a breath of Rocky Mountain air, they’re impacted by the decisions it makes. Most notably, the APCD is currently the subject of multiple investigations relating to a March 2021 whistleblower ...
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