Air quality: links and info

Here is the chart created by Bob Arrington which is based on data he obtained from the Air Pollution Control Division for the year 2011.

This spread gives the tons/year (tpy) of pollutants discharged by O&G by particular VOCs. Garfield led the herd for 2011.

This spread gives the tons/year (tpy) of pollutants discharged by O&G by particular VOCs. Garfield led the herd for 2011. Data source: CO Air Pollution Control Division [Click on the image  for a larger view]

Bob has revised the chart to this bar graph — based on the same 2011 data — except he added two more counties.

[Click on the image for a larger view]

[Click on the image for a larger view]

Bob Arrington: “I added one county on the western slope and one county on the eastern slope. Adding Yuma allowed most of the Denver-Julesburg Basin. Remember the eastern slope Weld has about 2/3 more wells than Garfield.

“I am speculating that because oil (liquids) was more important and the objective, keeping liquids contained was more of a priority. But talking with O&G people, you hear them express that as much control is unnecessary due to the ‘more rural’ environment. But you don’t see these numbers in Yuma which is as rural, if not more so, than our counties. Weld is still plenty rural, too. So it really must be operator mind set and equipment put in place for the job.”

Links to prehearing statements, etc:

Garfield County Prehearing Statement

Garfield County Emissions Inventory (March 2013)
About this document, Bob says, “Garfield knows it has a ‘problem’.”

Prehearing Statement by Local Community Organizations
Bob is one of the contributors

Index to prehearing statements, exhibits, and alternative proposals

CAQCC Oil & Gas Rulemaking Efforts

Send your message today. Tell the Air Quality Control Commission that our families and communities must be protected from dangerous and dirty fracking.

bob arringtonThank you, Bob for your charts, graphs, links, and info and keeping us informed through this prehearing process. We look forward to you sharing more information with us.

Bob Arrington is a retired engineer and the Battlement Mesa citizen representative on Garfield County’s Energy Advisory Board (EAB). He also represents the Grand Valley Citizens Alliance and the Battlement Concerned Citizens.

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