I am happy to report that our postponed meeting (due to the tragic flooding) has been rescheduled and we will be meeting with the Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment along with the Director of the Governor’s Policy office and the Director of Environmental Programs this coming Tuesday. As I mentioned in a previous post, we will take this opportunity to learn more about the current state of decision-making and to underscore the importance of Colorado’s leaders doing everything they can to reduce smog inducing air emissions from oil and gas operations in order to safeguard our family’s health. This is a great first step for CMKB, however, we are adamant that we want to hear directly from the Governor regarding his commitment to, and support for, our kid’s and communities’ health.
In other news, the Governor’s Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC) is once again set to hold public meetings relating to their on-going efforts to formulate new air quality standards concerning Oil and Gas operations in Colorado.
The meeting is set for October 17th from 9-11am in Denver and CMKB will be there to lend voice to the thousands of moms who want common-sense standards in place to protect our kids and our state. If you are interested in coming, shoot me an email!
Finally the Denver Post recently wrote an editorial about the AQCC that said in no uncertain terms, “the air-quality rules need to be strict”: http://www.denverpost.com/editorials/ci_24142690/colorado-has-opportunity-air-quality-rules