11 Jan '12, 8pm

Lots of news (bad) about the health risks from oil and gas production

Over the last few days there has been a lot of news re lated to the human health impacts of oil and gas production. In Erie, Colorado (in the Denver area), moms are complaining about family health symptoms that they think are related to nearby oil and gas drilling, including asthma, dizziness, allergies, gastrointestinal distress, and migraine headaches. These moms are very concerned that drilling is now planned near two elementary schools. There are plenty of data from around the country that oil and gas production operations can emit substantial amounts of toxic air pollutants. Yet this was the response of Encana, the company drilling in Erie: "Health claims based on anecdotal data and not sound science can't be substantiated." But dangerous air pollution can be substantiated with air sampling and other testing. Children's health is at stake. Is Encana telling these moms...

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