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Coalition to hold virtual press conference in response to whistleblower complaint over Colorado Air Pollution Control Division
The groups also plan to share a list of demands for action to address the whistleblower complaint that they intend to file tomorrow with Colorado Governor Jared Polis and Attorney General Phil Weiser.
The Colorado Latino Forum, WildEarth Guardians, and other groups intend to offer short statements at the conference and to provide an opportunity for questions.
What: Virtual press conference responding to whistleblower complaint over illegal Air Pollution Control Division pollution permitting
When: Thursday April 1, 2021 at 12:00 PM MDT
Where: Online via zoom, https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88504944987?pwd=R2xRL0ZJN2I2bEhDTlhRRFEvQzdCUT09
On March 30, 2021, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility filed a whistleblower complaint to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment on behalf of several staff of the Air Pollution Control Division.
The whistleblowers provided e-mails and evidence that the agency and its Director had ordered that illegal air pollution permits be approved and ultimately directed staff to ignore evidence of air quality violations when reviewing permits.
Groups are now taking the call for action to Governor Jared Polis and Attorney General Phil Weiser.