September 28, 2022

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Northern Colorado air quality downgraded to “severe” by EPA

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Stricter air quality regulations are coming for northern Colorado businesses after the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday downgraded the area to a category for “severe” violators of ozone standards.

Drivers may have to be pay higher gas prices too.

That’s because the reclassification prohibits the sale of conventional gasoline within one year.

Colorado state environmental officials, however, believe they can achieve better air quality without needing to switch to the reformulated blend of gasoline the EPA requires, said Colorado Air Pollution Control Division spokesperson Leah Schleifer in a news release. Colorado has asked the EPA to reassess that requirement and consider the state’s alternative plan.

The gasoline blend would raise gas…

The Associated Press

2022-09-17 08:14:45

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