Rocky Mountain Chapter

Air Quality Committee

Every day each of us will breathe 20,000 liters of air. The Air Quality Committee works to clean up air pollution in Colorado.

Colorado continues to have serious air pollution problems. It's scenic wilderness and National Park vistas are affected by regional haze. It's Front Range cities explode with about a 3% annual growth and have "brown clouds" to match. Denver experiences excess smog and continued visibility problems.

Motor vehicles' emissions are our biggest single pollution source, causing soot and smog, affecting Coloradans' health and lifestyles.

Transportation choices to allow people to get around without their sport utility vehicles are limited. The increased "sprawl" of our urban environments leads to a vicious circle of traffic, congestion and air pollution. The Chapter Air Quality Committee addresses transportation, land-use planning as they affect air-quality.

New Air Quality Committee members can get involved at many levels:

  • Receiving training on air quality issues
  • Training other activists
  • Tabling at events to address the "brown cloud"
  • Writing Letters to the Editor on air quality issues
  • Lobbying Representatives on air quality bills before the Legislature

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