Clearing The Air: Clean Up Your Act (S3 Ep2)

Laws of Notion

Oct 4 2023 • 42 mins

For years Colorado’s Front Range has repeatedly failed to meet the EPA’s national air quality standards, putting local policymakers and regulators under pressure to fix the air pollution affecting us all. Now air monitoring and data gathering are slowly starting to catch up to the reality that many communities experience living in proximity to industries, highways, railroads, and other sources of pollutants.

But what made us care about air quality in the first place? From the Brown Cloud that hung over Denver in the ’70s and ’80s to the landmark Clean Air Act, we break down the science and policies that propelled us to start to clean up our air.

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Episode Credits:

Reporting, writing, hosting: Kristan Uhlenbrock

Writing, marketing: Tricia Waddell

Additional reporting and fact-checking: Nicole Delaney and Kate Long

Sound design: Seth Samuels with tracks from Epidemic Sounds

Audio engineering: Jesse Boynton



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