More than half of a standing-room-only crowd at Tuesday’s state Air Quality Control Commission hearing in Rifle commented on proposed methane emissions restrictions for oil and gas operations in Colorado. Forty-six out of 60 comments favored the restrictions. Here’s more on what residents from across the Western Slope had to say.
The Colorado Air Quality Control Commission strengthened air quality standards last November for oil and gas operations on the Front Range. The Commission continues to seek public input on whether to apply these standards across the state. Those who plan to make a comment at the meeting must pre-register here. Written comments can be submitted at the state's website here or by visiting Wilderness Workshop here.
The Colorado Automobile Dealers Association is going to court to try and put the brakes on regulations that will require all new cars sold in the state to run cleaner and with better gas mileage by 2025.
The state's Air Quality Control Commission voted unanimously in November to adopt the stronger emission rules, which come with a mandate that new cars average 36 miles per gallon.