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Empower Hour with Cultivando

April 21 @ 6:00 pm 7:30 pm

Olga Gonzalez, Executive Director of Cultivando, will be giving an update on A.I.R.E. and the situation at Suncor.  A.I.R.E. (Air Quality Investigation and Research for Equity) is a year-long community-based research project to bring awareness, education, unity, and action around poor air quality due to toxic air pollution from Suncor. 

The Suncor oil refinery in Denver processes dirty tar sands and generates massive amounts of greenhouse gasses and other pollutants, including VOC’s, particulates, hydrogen cyanide, and sulfur dioxide.

And, the refinery has been operating for years on expired permits. This, plus Suncor’s malfunctions (that have sent clouds of orange smoke and ash over the neighborhood nearby), have made refinery into a symbol of environmental injustice.

Just recently the EPA notified Colorado health department officials that it will formally object to parts of the long-overdue operating permit renewal for Suncor recently granted by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment. 

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