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Colorado’s largest industry smokestacks face greenhouse cuts

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A series of Colorado’s largest greenhouse gas-emitting sectors have come under the regulatory knife for cuts in recent years: oil and gas producers, gasoline vehicles, large buildings, cement plants and coal-fired utilities. 

Now a secondary tier of big-name greenhouse gas polluters is facing new rules from an Air Quality Control Commission vote this month, with the goal of 20% emissions reductions from a 2015 benchmark at industrial companies like Suncor, Molson Coors, Cargill Meat Solutions and Leprino Foods. 

While the industries argue a 2030 timeline for those cuts is too quick and expensive, environmental and neighborhood groups say the state’s draft rules for the legislation-mandated cuts won’t actually reduce greenhouse gases for at least seven years. They also…

Michael Booth

2023-09-11 03:08:00

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