Lawsuit Launched Over Trump EPA’s Failure to Curb Smog From Oil

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The Center for Biological Diversity and Center for Environmental Health filed a formal notice today of their intent to sue the Environmental Protection Agency for delays in reducing smog pollution for more than half of Colorado’s population, including Denver and the Front Range.

The groups are pushing the Trump EPA to require that state officials enact effective plans to curb smog, including from pollution from the oil and fracked gas industry, a key contributor.
The polluted area, which also includes Boulder, Greeley, Fort Collins and Loveland, is home to around 3.5 million people.

“Coloradoans are sick and tired of the fossil fuel industry poisoning the air we breathe,” said Robert Ukeiley, a senior attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity. “The Trump EPA’s failure to ensure that this dangerous pollution is cleaned up is putting millions of people at greater risk of asthma and other serious respiratory problems.”



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