Grand Junction, CO

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“Grand Junction is in a beautiful valley surrounded by mountains on three sides. And because of this we get temperature inversions in the winter. When inversions happen it is like what happens when you clamp a lid on a pot and all water vapor stays in the pot, but in our valley instead of water vapor staying in the pot, pollutants percolate in the valley degrading the air. Sometimes we have inversions that last all winter, particularly if it snows early in the season and the ground stays cold.  In 2013 we had a really bad inversion event that affected many, many people. A group of people​​​​​​ that were affected by the air quality during the winter of 2013 started a group to fight for clean air, called Citizens for Clean Air. I joined that group and have been active ever since.”

-Kristin Winn
Grand Junction, CO

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