Here’s a link to the 2012 Colorado School of Public Health study
In an apparent response to this study, which shows increased health risks for humans living and working within ½ mile of a well pad, and all the attention it has garnered, the Garfield County BOCC will expand air quality monitoring.
That’s right. The BOCC will “tentatively” add a new unit to the county’s air quality monitoring system and one more air monitoring station – for a total of five between Carbondale and Battlement Mesa/Parachute. Don’t accuse them of overreacting. After all, in Garfield County oil & gas industry interests supersede public health concerns. In this economy we must be business friendly above all else.
At the work session Commission Chairman John Martin said: “One of the goals here is to not use fear, and to have good information instead of reacting to the pressures of politics.”
What “politics”? Is there a political platform that outlaws oil & gas drilling because of too much pollution? Not on this planet. Maybe he’s referring to his re-election campaign. Only politics I can think of, since it’s an election year and Martin is up for re-election. I guess he’s the one who shouldn’t react to political pressures. Public health is not political. That is, unless you’re against it …
Martin added, “We need to have facts instead of hysteria.”
What “hysteria”? Unless you believe a massive cover up of the facts is motivated by hysteria. In that case the hysteria is coming from the oil & gas industry.
The facts are out there. The studies are being suppressed. The scientists are being discredited.
2004 West Divide Seep Study
Dr. Geoffrey Thyne, -The University of Wyoming Professor was out of a job at the Colorado School of Mines after one of his study’s found fracking chemicals in a Colorado River
[excerpt from last paragraph] In Garfield County Colorado, big time influence over small town politics has resulted in three pro-gas politicians infiltrating the Board of County Commissioners. That same county has seen several other private citizens, as well as public employees become the targets of anti gas campaigns.