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Health Risks in Colorado from Oil and Gas Air Pollution

February 23, 2017 Category: Climate

The oil and gas industry is one important source of the pollution responsible for this smog, and the state has responded to the problem by issuing and implementing leading regulations to cut pollution from the industry, with feasible, practical measures to reduce pollution. The industry has continued to grow in the state with these measures in place—they don’t hamper development, principally because they don’t cost much (most measures help keep natural gas “in the pipe” instead of leaking into the atmosphere, so they actually increase revenue for operators). And the measures work to reduce pollution.