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 has been very active in asking state and federal officials to regulate the venting, flaring, and leaking of methane gas from oil and gas development. Our members testified before the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission in 2014 about how...