Polis blocks blame-it-on-China push to prevent EPA from flunking Colorado as 'serious' violator of federal air-quality standards
from The Denver Post
Air pollution wafting into Colorado from Asia could give the Environmental Protection Agency a basis for letting the state off the hook as a "serious" violator of federal health standards, relaxing pressure to tighten emission controls on oil and gas and other industries along the Front Range. But Gov. Jared Polis has directed state air officials not to pursue that exemption. Instead, he's ordered work to cut the pollution Colorado can control — shifting to electric vehicles and renewable energy, reducing oil and gas emissions — so that the state no longer flunks.
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