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Sixty-five chefs, restaurant owners and other culinary leaders joined us to launch the Bee Friendly Food Alliance. Through the Alliance, chefs and restaurateurs are calling attention to the importance of bees to our food supply, the dramatic die-off of bee populations, and the need to protect our pollinators. LEARN MORE.
Yesterday, state officials violated an agreement with state lawmakers to reexamine a set of controversial air quality rules with a full public hearing process before submitting them to EPA for approval.
Under the Bush administration's "Clear Skies" bill, scheduled for a vote tomorrow in a key Senate committee, as many as 220 industrial facilities in Colorado would not have to comply with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules that require steep reductions in their emissions of dozens of pollutants that cause cancer, birth defects, and other serious health problems, according to "Lethal Loophole," a new report released today by Environment Colorado.
A bipartisan group of legislators, including Senate President Joan Fitz-Gerald and Speaker of the House Andrew Romanoff, have requested a legislative hearing on proposed changes to the state's clean air rules. The changes would affect the state's New Source Review program, which requires industrial facilities to install modern pollution controls when expanding operations and increasing pollution in surrounding communities.
A new study shows that changes to Colorado's clean air rules will increase air pollution and health problems. The report, titled "Stop The Rollbacks: Cleaner, Healthier Air For Colorado," finds that Colorado could see over 25,000 more tons of air pollution each year if the changes are approved by the state legislature.