December 2020 Newsletter

CCA would like to thank all of you who contributed in many ways this past year to create a healthier community, despite the obvious challenges. We invite you to continue the work with us into the new year. But first, a quick review of what we accomplished together:...

October 2020 Newsletter

CCA contacted local and state candidates with questions about air quality issues, making every effort to include all candidates, regardless of party affiliation. Thank you to those who participated! Following is a sampling of their responses. Read full newsletter...

We’ve worked hard for clean air, but there’s more to be done

Published 10-4-2020, The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel Since 2013, Citizens for Clean Air (CCA) has studied the range of potential air pollutants in Mesa County, of which residential and agricultural burning are just a part. Our work is driven by science as well as...

Newsletter June 2020

It is hard to process the changes that have taken place since our March Newsletter. The world has been thrust into a state of bewilderment, social upheaval, and most importantly perhaps: opportunity. CCA has not lost sight of our mission to research the causes and...

Newsletter March 2020

Desperate Times Call for Common Sense Measures—Open Burning  Many of us are over 60, the high risk group for COVID-19. Others have underlying health issues that make us even more vulnerable. Some are practicing self-quarantine. Hopefully each of us is using social...

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...

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...