By Jennifer McRae

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (CBS4)– Last week, Suncor Energy was found to meet environmental standards. Now, a group of people living in that area have created a state-sanctioned citizen committee to monitor the refinery.

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The committee was allocated $1.7 million to keep track of releases and flares from the refinery. This has happened a handful of times in the past year, resulting in a clay-like substance raining down on homes and cars.

The monitoring period will last one full year.

To read more about the investigation and Suncor’s improvement plan, click here

Jennifer McRae