FUN EVENT EXPLORED AIR QUALITY ISSUES FROM MANY ANGLES - OUTDOOR ACCESSIBILITY, ADVOCACY, AND POLICY.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE EVENT:
Rumela Roy from Earthjustice covered what Colorado is doing at the state level to create stronger oil and gas regulations. Rumela points out that although she’s happy to see Colorado is making strong steps towards cleaner air, she still believes it is crucial we phase out fossil fuels. She encouraged everyone to get involved with the next important rulemakings on ozone and methane in December: ozone rulemaking details, methane rulemaking details.
Andrew Klooster from Earthworks uses thermographers use industry-standard OGI cameras to document pollution not visible to the naked eye from oil and gas facilities. He showed us the emissions leaking from federal lands, open spaces to our neighborhood reservoirs. You can find his slides here – Outdoor Series Slides.
Peyton Thomas from Footprints shared her experience as a trailrunner and activist. She’s passionate about bringing climate discussions to the trails. She spoke about a trail running camp in the San Juan mountains where she worked with youth on their ideas to better their communities. You can read more about her incredible work here – What Happened In The Mountains.