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Colorado’s top air quality regulator reassigned after state investigation finds potential conflicts of interest

by Colorado Public Radio | October 12, 2021
“Colorado’s top air regulator has been reassigned to a new position after a state-backed investigation found potential conflicts of interest with a mining company seeking an air pollution permit. Garry Kaufman directed Colorado’s Air Pollution Control Division for the last four ...

State-Ordered Investigation Clears Colorado Air Regulator Of Falsifying Data — But Finds Its Pollution Monitoring Policies ‘Conflicting’

by Colorado Public Radio | September 24, 2021
“Allegations by state employees that the Colorado Air Pollution Control Division fabricated and suppressed pollution data to issue permits for a gold mine were unsubstantiated, according to a report from independent investigators released Friday. Kevin Bell, an attorney with Public ...

Whistleblowers Claim The State’s Top Air Regulator Had Them Falsify Data. Now Environmental Groups Want Him Dismissed

by Colorado Public Radio | April 1, 2021
“Environmental groups want Gov. Jared Polis to remove Garry Kaufman, Colorado’s top air pollution regulator, after whistleblowers alleged the long-time bureaucrat ordered modelers not to analyze potential pollution violations and created a culture of approving permits “at all ...
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