What happens if Suncor’s Colorado refinery closes? Less pollution, loss of jobs and tax revenue — and a big cleanup. 

Payne Institute Faculty Fellow Ian Lange contributes to this article about how Suncor’s Colorado refinery and what would happen if it closes.  There’s no indication it’ll happen anytime soon, but neighbors and environmental advocates continue to press issue.  The suggestion surfaces almost every time Suncor Energy is in the news in Colorado.  Close the refinery. It comes up during permit hearings or when the company is tagged with another air pollution violation or, most recently, with the extended shutdown of its Commerce City operations.  February 21, 2023.