Earthworks health and climate webinar

Earthworks Longmont FLIR

EnCana well site in Longmont, Colorado [Source: Earthworks]

Virtually every stage of oil and gas production releases toxic air pollution.

Both scientific research and reports from communities show that living near well sites, processing plants, compressor stations, and other facilities is often linked to health problems. Ongoing leaks and emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, also pose risks to the climate.

On September 20, Earthworks presented an important webinar on the health and climate impacts of air pollution from the oil and gas industry and what’s being done to address the problem.

Health and Climate Impacts of Fracking related Air Pollution

Nadia Steinzor, Eastern Program Coordinator at Earthworks, discussed the growing body of evidence on the health impacts of oil and gas development and risks posed by facilities like compressor stations and processing plants.

Lauren Pagel, Policy Director at Earthworks, discussed federal and state measures to control emissions of methane and volatile organic compounds from oil and gas development and necessary steps to ensure that new rules make a difference.

View this valuable 48-minute program here:

 

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