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Colorado allows an Eastern Plains power plant to emit toxic sulfur dioxide emissions far above safe levels, groups claim

by Colorado Sun | June 11, 2021
“Xcel Energy’s coal-fired Pawnee Generating Station near Fort Morgan is endangering local residents’ health by violating EPA sulfur dioxide emissions standards for hundreds of hours a year, a conservation coalition asking the state to sharply curtail plant air pollution permits ...

Colorado used since-“retired” memo when writing disputed Suncor refinery pollution permit

by Colorado Sun | May 10, 2021
“In drafting their long-disputed permit renewal for Suncor Energy’s refinery in Commerce City, state air pollution officials used the same 2010 internal guidance memo that they recently “retired” after whistleblowers called the memo illegal and protested it with the ...

Whistleblowers ask AG to expand probe into Colorado air pollution division

by Colorado Sun | May 7, 2021
“Attorneys for the whistleblowing state air pollution division employees late Friday asked the Colorado Attorney General’s Office to broadly expand the scope of its previously announced investigation into the state health department’s handling of numerous industry permits. The ...

Former mining company attorney regularly granted a past client exemptions as Colorado’s head of air pollution control, records show

by Colorado Sun | April 28, 2021
“The director of the state’s Air Pollution Control Division repeatedly signed off on exemptions to pollution limits for the world’s largest gold miner, Newmont Corp. — a company that he previously represented as an attorney in private practice, according to state records. “ ...

Colorado attorney general launches probe of whistleblowers’ air-pollution control complaints

by Colorado Sun | April 26, 2021
“The Colorado Attorney General’s Office is hiring an independent investigator to probe whistleblower allegations that the state health department’s Air Pollution Control Division failed to properly enforce EPA air quality standards. Chandra Rosenthal, an attorney for one of the ...
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