Forum Highlights Key Air Quality Issues
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. On Monday evening an air quality forum was held in Grand Junction, addressing air pollution and its effects on our health and economy.
Open to the public, the forum featured various speakers who focused on different topics. Some issues highlighted included asthma, inversions and air quality standards.
Organizers say as we head into winter, it is a critical time for the community to become more informed and to create a dialogue addressing the many challenges of air pollutants in the Grand Valley.
President of the Mesa County Western Colorado Congress, Benita Phillips, said, "When you reach non-attainment you don't have any choice in the matter, you have to do what the EPA requires you to do to clean up your air. What we're hoping to do is head that off, to get people the education they need to make an informed decision." One suggestion Phillips made was testing our cars.
The forum was sponsored by Citizens for Clean Air, Alpine Bank and the League of Women Voters.