Colorado energy company to pay $3.5M in air pollution case

Colorado News

DENVER– Federal and state authorities have reached a $3.5 million settlement with a Colorado energy company to resolve alleged violations of air quality laws.

The Denver Post reports Denver-based oil and gas producer KP Kauffman Company Inc. has agreed to pay $1 million and spend $2.5 million more improving pollution controls at 67 Colorado facilities.

The settlement was the fourth recent settlement with oil and gas companies in Colorado accused of violating laws designed to minimize air pollution from storage tanks. Environmental Protection Agency inspectors and the state found elevated hazardous emissions at Kauffman operations between 2013 and 2018.

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