Description: Lawsuit to compel Colorado agencies to act on two Title V permit renewal applications for a refinery.
WildEarth Guardians v. Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 02/16/2021 Complaint Download Complaint filed. WildEarth Guardians Filed Lawsuit to Compel Agency Decision on Refinery Permits. WildEarth Guardians filed a lawsuit in Colorado District Court seeking to compel Colorado agencies to act on two Title V permit renewal applications for a refinery that is allegedly the largest non-coal source of greenhouse gas emissions in Colorado. The applications were submitted in September 2016 and October 2010. In its announcement of the suit, WildEarth Guardians called the refinery an “environmental injustice” and indicated that WildEarth Guardians and others had previously called for the permits to be denied and the refinery shut down due to chronic air quality violations.