Another day, another Ozone Alert. The smoke alarm is going off but we’re failing to put out the fire.
Right now, we’re exceeding ozone pollution air quality limits in an area stretching from Denver through the North Front Range. This is a public health hazard impacting millions of us.
We have the tools to reduce ozone pollution and in the next six months, we can enact a set of policies that bring ozone pollution down.
To underscore the importance of this deadline and the need to act, I joined air quality experts Dr James Crooks from National Jewish Health and Bill Hayes from Boulder County Public Health to dive into ozone nonattainment – what is it, why it matters and why there is hope we can clean up our air. You can view that webinar here
Executive Director, CoPIRG
Danny has been the director of CoPIRG for over a decade. Danny co-authored a groundbreaking report on the state’s transit, walking and biking needs and is a co-author of the annual “State of Recycling” report. He also helped write a 2016 Denver initiative to create a public matching campaign finance program and led the early effort to eliminate predatory payday loans in Colorado. Danny serves on the Colorado Department of Transportation's (CDOT) Efficiency and Accountability Committee, CDOT's Transit and Rail Advisory Committee, RTD's Reimagine Advisory Committee, the Denver Moves Everyone Think Tank, and the I-70 Collaborative Effort. Danny lobbies federal, state and local elected officials on transportation electrification, multimodal transportation, zero waste, consumer protection and public health issues. He appears frequently in local media outlets and is active in a number of coalitions. He resides in Denver with his family, where he enjoys biking and skiing, the neighborhood food scene and raising chickens.