VICTORY: Colorado Air Quality Control Commission adopts new standards

The EPA designated nine Colorado counties as violating federal air pollution standards. Oil and gas activity continues unabated in Colorado with thousands of new wells drilled each year, compounding the impacts already felt from the 51,000 wells in production today. Oil and gas operators are polluting the Rocky Mountain air, but the impending new air pollution standards present the governor-appointed Air Quality Control Commission with the opportunity to reduce pollution and protect our health. 

In their deliberations, commissioners cited the overwhelming support for strong rules from people across the state, including 3,000 signatures, as a reason to pass strong protections for Colorado.