Industrialized Cyclist Notepad

Unduly Burdensome

Colorado health authorities will not fully enforce new EPA rules designed to protect people from air pollution at oil and gas facilities.

The state’s Air Quality Control Commission voted instead for a partial adoption of the federal clean-air rules. They plan to hold public meetings next year to consider full implementation.

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment officials on Thursday issued a statement saying residents already are protected under “state rules that cover many aspects of EPA’s rules.” The statement said the commission worried that adopting the new standards “could potentially trigger unduly burdensome permitting requirements” for companies.

State officials said they would make no further comment on the issue and did not respond to questions Thursday.

via Health department won't enforce all oil and gas well clean-air rules – The Denver Post.

Air Quality Control Commission.

Wouldn’t want air quality to get out of control.