air pollution

Colorado AG taps Atlanta law firm to investigate air-quality whistleblower claims

BY: - July 2, 2021

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser has appointed four attorneys with a well-known Atlanta law firm to serve as special assistant attorneys general in the independent investigation into the allegations made in a whistleblower complaint filed earlier this year by several air-quality regulators at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. “After CDPHE’s Executive Director […]

‘This is our Flint’: Colorado environmental activists call for investigation following whistleblower complaint

BY: - April 2, 2021

A coalition of environmental and community groups who have spent years pressuring Colorado’s health department to crack down on air pollution say that the allegations contained in a federal whistleblower complaint this week painted a picture of the agency that’s even worse than they feared. “This is a huge, huge deal,” said Jeremy Nichols, climate […]

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Increased vulnerability to COVID-19 connected to oil and gas development

BY: - February 9, 2021

Imagine living near an oil and gas refinery which emits more than 800,000 tons of hazardous air pollutants, a company made to pay a $9 million settlement in 2020 for state and federal air pollution violations. Your son and your mother have asthma and it’s often not safe for them to go outdoors. In this […]