Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Barbara Kirkmeyer: Air quality in Weld on the rise

Weld County Commissioner Barbara Kirkmeyer. Image Credit: Greeley Tribune
Ozone pollution in Weld County has decreased 20 percent over the last 13 years, a remarkable improvement given the county's increase in population and active oil and gas wells over the same time frame.

In a guest column in the Greeley Tribune, Weld County Commissioner Barbara Kirkmeyer notes the ozone monitor located in Greeley is at 65 parts per billion (ppb) in 2019, well below the federal standard of 70 ppb set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2015.

While air quality has substantially improved, there is always more that can be done to reduce pollution. Simple steps such as skipping two car trips a week or mowing in the evening can help reduce emissions, making it easier to breathe.

For more information, read the guest column in the Greeley Tribune.

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