Colorado air pollution panel fails to fix whistleblower complaints, environmentalists say

The Colorado Sun: Environmental groups say a state science and policy panel failed to fix problems tagged by whistleblowers that the state broke EPA rules in how it sets pollution caps for companies, and that now the state will continue to rubber stamp unlawful permits and harmful emissions.

The advisory panel had two industry votes to one environmental advocate vote, and rejected a recommendation to require modeling of expected pollution instead of more monitoring of pollution after the fact, the environmental groups said. 

“It was incredibly disappointing to sit through hours of meetings and watch the slow train wreck of what ended up happening,” said Chandra Rosenthal, Rocky Mountain counsel for the nonprofit whistleblower defense group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.

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