Colorado to hire independent investigator to probe air pollution allegations made in complaint

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“Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser is seeking to hire an independent investigator to look into whether employees at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment illegally issued air quality permits and falsified modeling data following a whistleblower complaint.

“When the permitting office is allowed to simply issue permits to the extent that it wants regardless of whether or not they comply with the standards set in the Clean Air Act, then you’re never going be able to fix the air,” said Kevin Bell, staff counsel with Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, who is representing the three.”

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