Thursday’s Headlines

the Rocky Mountains were barely visible through the smog
Looking west from downtown Denver yesterday, the peaks of the Rocky Mountains were barely visible through the smog.

From Streetsblog

  • Fossil fuels choked Denver with air quality three times worse than in Beijing yesterday — and Denver isn’t doing enough to reduce its car dependency. (Streetsblog Denver)

Other news

  • Air quality remains unhealthy today. (Denver Post)
  • Colorado Public Radio headline suggests “blaming the cold” weather for poor air quality, not the actual sources of pollution. (CPR)
  • Proposal to tighten Colorado’s oil and gas regulations passes committee after 12-hour hearing. (Denver Post)
  • 9 News anchor Kyle Clark highlighted irony of hundreds of oil and gas industry supporters protesting the stricter environmental rules outside of the capitol yesterday as the sky was brown with unhealthy air, a problem the industry contributes to. (Twitter)
  • Ken Salazar, former senator and Secretary of the Interior, writes that proposed overhaul of oil and gas regulations are too extreme. (Denver Post)
  • After John Hickenlooper said he would run for president, Westword asks if he can outrun his “Frackenlooper” legacy. (Westword)
  • In Denver, I-70 and I-25 form an L-shape that visualizes many of the city’s inequalities. (Denverite)
  • Randy Grauberger named first director of commission charged with expanding passenger rail along the Front Range. (RT&S)
  • Democrats want a ballot measure that would kill the state spending cap that is a part of TABOR, Governor Polis isn’t sure about such a move. (Colorado Sun)
  • National headlines at Streetsblog USA.

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