Cultivando, a grass-roots organization that advocates for health equity in Latino communities, has submitted a million dollar proposal to comprehensively monitor air pollution around the Suncor refiner in Commerce City. When implemented, the proposal will give residents near the refinery verifiable, scientific information about the types and concentrations of dozens of pollutants .
Cultivando’s proposal is a two-part project. Part A will identify the air pollution emanating from the Suncor refinery and measure the health and societal impacts of the pollution. Part B will carry out several interdependent studies and activities to determine the full range of health and environmental impacts the Suncor refinery has on people’s lives and their sense of well being.