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Colorado may have more sites with dangerous “forever chemicals” than any other state

by Colorado Sun | October 17, 2021
“Colorado may have more locations where dangerous PFAS “forever chemicals” are stored and used than any other state in the U.S., according to a database released by the EPA after challenges from a watchdog group. About 21,000 industrial sites in Colorado appear on the previously ...

Whistleblowers raised valid concerns about Colorado air pollution monitoring, probe finds, but problems were unintentional

by Colorado Sun | September 24, 2021
The whistleblower’s initial complaint to the EPA’s Office of Inspector General is still under investigation, according to the whistleblower attorneys at Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, or PEER. The report “seems to be technically proficient but it is going out of ...

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 ...
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