When it comes to air quality and who’s to blame for emissions, there’s a lot of finger-pointing that happens in our state. That’s why I’m happy to see the Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA) took the lead on furthering the public dialogue by starting its “Clear the Air: the Facts on CEO” (climate, emissions, and ozone) series to give everyone a deeper look at ozone in Colorado.
While this certainly shouldn’t be viewed as the end-all, be-all of the discussion on this issue in the state, it’s encouraging to see the industry working to be open and transparent and to start the conversation. We all have skin in the game when it comes to the air we breathe, and instead of playing the blame game, let’s all work together to find common ground and champion solutions that better us all.
Even if you don’t agree with everything the oil and gas industry does, their effort here to move the ball down the field toward cleaner air is worthy of applause.
Maria del Carmen Guzman-Weese
Adams County Colorado