Whistleblowers accuse CDPHE of ignoring clean air standards to issue new permits

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“A group of whistleblowers have accused the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment of disregarding clean air standards for the sake of approving permits of industrial polluters.

“I’ve never had the entire professional staff of a department come to us and say with one voice that they’ve been ordered to do something illegal. I think it’s very admirable that they did,” said Kevin Bell, a staff counsel with Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), which is representing the whistleblowers.”

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