September 26, 2022

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Plan to reduce Denver metro area ozone pollution could require cleaner-burning gas, but advocates say it ‘misses the mark’ overall

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As the Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to reclassify nine Denver metro counties from “serious” to “severe” violators of federal ozone standards — a worse categorization for these areas to attain — the Regional Air Quality Council is preparing to adopt a thorough plan to reduce ozone pollution over the next several years. It’s a plan that will be up for a vote Friday. 

The plan — also called the Ozone State Implementation Plan, or SIP — will later be presented to the state, and was designed through careful consideration of local air quality monitoring data and climate modeling, according to officials with the RACQ. 

But some advocacy groups feel it doesn’t go far enough to tackle all the roots of the problem.

“We shouldn’t have to accept dozens of dirty ozone…

Kati Weis

2022-08-01 23:45:04

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