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EPA Moves To Reclassify Front Range As ‘Severe’ Violator Of Air Quality Standards – CBS Denver

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DENVER (CBS4) – Following years of failing to meet ozone standards, the Denver metro area is on the verge of having its Environmental Protection Agency air quality status downgraded from “serious” to “severe.” The re-classification would have additional consequences for Coloradans.  

“I’m really hopeful that people hear this downgrade and say, ‘let’s do something about it,’” said Aurora resident Steff Lebsack. 

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Living with a chronic lung disease, Lebsack checks the air quality before planning each day. As smoky, smoggy days are more frequent than years ago, so are the impacts to her health and treatment at National Jewish Health. 

“This past summer I was hospitalized multiple times, so my medical team definitely thinks air quality played a…

CBS Denver

2022-04-13 21:38:31

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