Mesa County announces new burning regulations

At our 6th Annual Air Quality Forum on February 11, sponsored by the League of Women Voters and Citizens for Clean Air, Mesa County announced that they were changing their open burning regulations to follow the lead of the City of Grand Junction. This was welcome news...

Annual Air Quality Forum Feb. 11

Our annual Air Quality Forum sponsored jointly by Citizens for Clean Air and the League of Women Voters will be held on Monday, February 11 at the Unitarian Universalist Church from 7 to 8:30 p.m.  The location is 536 Ouray Avenue, just north of the Mesa County...

Silent Night–Holy Smokes!

Indoor Air Pollution Observations using Purple Air Particulate Monitors December 12, 2018 Several members of Citizens for Clean Air ran some non-scientific tests of air quality inside their homes using the Purple air particulate monitors recently, and came across some...

Low vehicle emission standards aren’t linked to electric cars

This is a guest editorial submitted to the Daily Sentinel that ran on 11-25-2018. It was written in response to the recent action by the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission to adopt Low Emission Vehicle Standards beginning in 2022. By Karen Sjoberg, Co-chair,...

CCA attends Clean Car Standards press conference

On Tuesday, Nov. 13, Citizens for Clean Air attended a press conference on the steps of the Federal Building in downtown Grand Junction to support cleaner auto emissions standards for our state. Governor Hickenlooper has proposed these standards to address some of the...

What’s wrong with regulations regarding methane?

The Trump administration has done everything in its power to roll back “burdensome” environmental regulations, especially as they relate to oil and gas development. Regulations about venting, flaring and leaking of methane during oil and gas drilling, extraction, and...

Oil and Gas Development in the Whitewater Unit, Mesa County

Background The “Whitewater Unit” (approximately 90,400 acres), is located about 15 miles east and southeast of the City of Grand Junction. Several oil and gas companies have drilled exploratory wells in that area beginning in the 1970s and early ‘80s. Few of those...

BLM Methane Gas Waste Reduction Rule In Colorado

Citizens for Clean Air joined other local, state and national organizations, citizens and businesses in urging elected officials to regulate the venting, flaring, and leaking of methane gas from oil and gas infrastructure.2014: CCA members joined hundreds of others...