Garfield will help fund oil, gas pollution study

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- The Garfield County commissioners say the county will commit up to $1 million for a study of air pollution near oil and gas wells.

The Glenwood Springs Post Independent reported Tuesday ( that energy companies have agreed to contribute $800,000 toward the $1.8 million study.

The study would be done by Colorado State University and would examine the type and quantity of emissions from drilling, hydraulic fracturing and other oil and gas operations in the county.

Jeff Collett, chairman of the CSU Atmospheric Sciences Department, says the study won't address the potential health effects on humans but could provide the basis for future studies on that topic.

Collett says results wouldn't be released until the study is done in 2015 unless researchers detect dangerous levels of pollution.


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  • by Good News on Aug 21, 2012 at 12:40 PM
    Something you won't see posted or broadcast on KKCO...
  • by I am sofa king we todd did on Aug 21, 2012 at 11:31 AM
    Reading and comprehension is a wonderful thing, so disgusted, according to your logic, the garfield county commissioners and the oil companies are progressives and want to run the last remaining rig out of garfield county? energy companies have agreed to contribute $800,000 toward the $1.8 million study.
  • by enviroterroistsmustgo on Aug 21, 2012 at 10:59 AM
    Better check all the farmers tractors, the and all pre 2012 Subaru vehicles owned by the hippies as well!
  • by Disgusted Location: Ritterville on Aug 21, 2012 at 10:45 AM
    Oh oh. Looks like someone spotted the last remaining rig in Garfield county and now it is the progressives job to run it off! Next time you see a progressive be sure and thank them for what they have done to this country.
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      by Hype on Aug 21, 2012 at 11:06 AM in reply to Disgusted
      "Experts" are hired to justify political opinions. You can tell how this "study" will turn out by reviewing the bios and and "work" done by the "researchers". A clever strategy would be to hire a couple of sets of independent experts.
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