COGA: What exactly does the Air Quality/Clean Cities Manager do?
Natalia: The Denver Metro Clean Cities Coalition supports local practices to reduce
petroleum consumption in the transportation sector. We work with private companies,
public fleets, and other organizations to encourage the use of alternative fuels. The portfolio
of technologies and vehicles that Clean Cities advances includes hybrids, fuel economy, fuel efficiencies, alternative fuels
and vehicles, as well as idling equipment and programs. We are advancing the deployment of vehicles and infrastructure
in tandem to create a market for alternative fuels. Read More »
The “Clean Air Clean Jobs Act” (CACJA) passed the Colorado General Assembly in the
spring of 2010 with bi-partisan support in both the House and Senate and was signed into law
by then-Governor Bill Ritter. An unprecedented, bipartisan coalition of natural gas producers,
utilities, conservationists, local officials, and others supported the bill and continue to do so
today. Read More »
The Colorado Clean Air, Clean Jobs Act (CACJA) was signed into law on April 19, 2010 providing a roadmap to reduce emissions from older coal-fired power plants. This significant legislation transcended traditional political party lines and received support from a broad spectrum of interest groups.
This law was enacted in part, because Colorado is currently out of compliance with National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Ozone. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has threatened to propose more stringent standards. Read More »
The air emissions surrounding oil and gas development are a complex area of study. Air emissions are regulated by both state and federal statutes, and the required oil and gas emissions controls are subjected to a constantly evolving regulatory environment. There are numerous technologies the oil and gas industry uses to manage air emissions. Oil and gas operations result in emissions, the most of which are volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and nitrogen oxides emissions. These are captured and controlled at the well
site by devices that include vapor recovery units, flares, and incinerators. Read More »