Ozone Summary through September 26, 20218- hour Ozone Summary is based on 8-hour averages of raw 1-hour ozone data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) through EPA AirNow and consistent with Data Reporting and Handling Conventions...
The Regional Air Quality Council has begun receiving comments from stakeholders and individuals regarding the proposed Low Emission Vehicle program under consideration by the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC). You can view these comments below. Click...
Click here to view current table The Denver Metro/North Front Range area is designated as nonattainment by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the pollutant ozone. The 2015 8-Hour Ozone Standard is 70 parts per billion (ppb) and is...
The RAQC’s Simple Steps. Better Air. (SSBA) team is excited to release a video with highlights from the 2021 campaign. The SSBA team couldn’t do any of this important work without their numerous partners, who are taking action and making a positive impact more and more every year. We always welcome new partnerships, so if you are a local community or organization in the Denver Metro area looking to make a positive impact that improves air quality and public health, please contact Sara Goodwin at the RAQC. You can watch the 2021 highlight video here.
In an effort to keep interested stakeholders informed of current happenings with RAQC programs, partners, and air quality news and events, the RAQC created The Air Monitor quarterly e-newsletter. You can read the most current issue here and see all past issues here. If you are interested in subscribing to the newsletter, sign up here or contact Sara Goodwin.
The RAQC’s Mow Down Pollution program was featured recently on the 9News’ “Next with Kyle Clark” show. The segment focused on the high interest this summer in the program and demand for vouchers to offset the cost of purchasing an electric lawn mower. You can watch the segment here.
The RAQC is pleased to announce two Summer 2021 Clean Air Champions, Via Mobility Services and the Town of Erie!
Via Mobility Servicesbegan air quality improvement efforts in 2018, committing to investing in an equitable energy future and a new microgrid project. Later that year, Via launched the first electric HOP, and old diesel bus that was converted to electric. That success helped secure funding for three new electric buses that arrived in Spring 2021. In late 2020, Via announced their vision to become a zero-emission transit provider.
The Town of Erie has worked to increase electrification of its light-duty vehicle fleet, and since 2019 has been growing its charging station network with a goal of reaching 25 publicly available charging stations by 2025. In addition, Erie deployed 10 air quality monitoring stations in August 2021, to be operated by Ajax Analytics and Colorado State University. These stations were deployed near oil and gas well pads and adjacent neighborhoods as part of the Town’s Air Quality Monitoring Program.
If you know of any entities you believe should be recognized for their efforts, or would like more information, please contact Jessica Ferko.
An op-ed authored by the RAQC’s executive director, Mike Silverstein, was recently published in Colorado Newsline, an online news source. The op-ed focuses on the role employers play in meeting our region’s air quality goals. You can read the op-ed here.
The Regional Air Quality Council is hiring for an open Air Quality Program Coordinator position. We are looking for someone to work with staff to coordinate grant programs, to support internal communications, and to coordinate social media and air quality alert communications.
RAQC staff and its Simple Steps. Better Air. program were recently featured in a television news story about how “simple steps” really do work to improve our region’s air quality. You can view the story here.
Sarah Clark, the RAQC’s Charge Ahead Colorado program coordinator, was recently featured in this Denver Metro Clean Cities blog. The blog post highlights how used electric vehicles are affordable, have good mile-range limits, are easily charged at home and help improve our air quality.
The RAQC’s SSBA team was happy to once again partner with Suffer Better and sponsor their inaugural Ride & Tie event on May 15th at Staunton State Park in Pine, Colo., to raise awareness about the air quality issues we face in the Denver metro area. SSBA and Suffer Better were featured in a story about the event and how to improve air quality on FOX31’s Colorado’s Best program. You can view the story here.