The RAQC was featured in the Denver Business Journal following Governor Jared Polis’ signing of the Executive Order re-authorizing the RAQC to boldly and collaboratively continue efforts to improve ground level ozone conditions, reduce greenhouse gases, and bring the region into attainment with health and environmental standards. You can read the article here.
Regional Air Quality Council
Our mission is to develop and propose effective and cost-efficient air quality planning initiatives with input from local government agencies, the private sector, stakeholder groups, and citizens of the Denver metropolitan area and the Denver Metro/North Front Range Ozone Non-Attainment Area. We plan and implement a variety of public outreach and education efforts. The RAQC assists with regional public/private initiatives to reduce emissions from the transportation sector, mobile sources, and other sources.
Today, Governor Polis signed an Executive Order re-authorizing the RAQC to boldly and collaboratively continue efforts to improve ground level ozone conditions, reduce greenhouse gases and bring the region into attainment with health and environmental...
Following three days of testimony, on Aug. 16th the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission approved a new Colorado zero-emissions vehicle (ZEV) program. The new rules were brought to the Commission by a coalition of State agencies and the auto manufacturing industry. This action makes Colorado the 10th state to adopt California’s Zero-Emission Vehicle program, which further advances the rapid electrification of the vehicle fleet. The RAQC’s support for the program was appreciated as we stressed the emissions reductions and increased consumer choice that are anticipated. Here is an article in the Colorado Sun about the announcement, including a quote from the RAQC.
Denver Metro/North Front Range Area - 2019 8-Hour Ozone Summary* Through 8/11/19
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to determine that the Denver Metro/North Front Range ozone nonattainment area did not meet the 2008 National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) (i.e. 75 parts per billion (ppb)) by the...