Chandra Rosenthal

Chandra, a Colorado native, heads up the office as Rocky Mountain PEER Counsel. Chandra, formerly staff attorney with Defenders of Wildlife specializing in endangered species and public lands issues, has also worked for the U.S. Department of Justice and, under a legal fellowship, worked on a Superfund site with the Department of Energy. "I view my job as helping the region’s public service professionals do their jobs of protecting the diverse and abundant natural resources of the Rockies," states Rosenthal. Chandra earned her law degree in 1993 at the Lewis and Clark Northwestern School of Law, where she focused her studies on environmental law.

Colorado Air Pollution – Xcel Power Plants

by | June 9, 2021
Air permits for the Cherokee Power Plant and Pawnee Generating Station were both issued under faulty air modeling and a disregard of multi-year emissions overages ...

Letter to EPA Acting Regional Administrator Deb Thomas – 06-07-2021 (PDF) 

by | June 7, 2021
Letter to the Acting Regional Administrator Deb Thomas regarding complaints within the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) and the EPA’s lack of response ...

Colorado Air Pollution – Interstate Expansions

by | June 4, 2021
$1.2 billion project started in August 2018, to widen I-70 from 6 lanes to 8 lanes near Commerce City, Colorado ...

Colorado Air Pollution – Suncor

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The allegations against the CDPHE implicate the air permit renewal for the Suncor Energy oil refinery in Commerce City ...

COMMENTARY | What is Going On with Colorado Air Quality?

by | May 24, 2021
Colorado has been undermining its own air pollution experts for years in favor of easing requirements for polluters ...