Citizens Demand EPA Downgrade Air Quality in Rally at Hearing


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Citizens Demand EPA Downgrade Air Quality in Rally at Hearing

DENVER, COLORADO — Concerned Coloradans will gather at the Environmental Protection Agency building in Denver, Colorado tomorrow morning at 8:30 am to demand they downgrade the Front Range and Denver’s air quality to a “serious non-attainment zone.”

The EPA is holding a public hearing to take comments on its proposal to strengthen smog protections for the Denver Metro and North Front Range area.

The area under review has been violating smog standards for more than a decade, due mostly to fracking, drilling, and burning of fossil fuels. Due to a lawsuit from WildEarth Guardians, the agency has finally proposed changing our classification under the Clean Air Act from a “moderate” to “serious” non-attainment area.

This is change will increase protective measures to control smog-forming pollution and clamp down on oil and gas industry emissions.

Rally with impacted citizens will begin at 8:30 am in front of the EPA Region 8 Office, 1595 Wynkoop St., Denver, CO 80202.

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