Preserve the Beartooth Front

The evidence documenting the dangers to community health from oil and gas drilling continues to mount. As the shale revolution brings industrial production areas into communities all over the country, more and more people are exposed to increasingly well-documented health risks.

We are approaching a time when there is universal consensus about the health risks of oil and gas drilling.

Drill pad near home in rural Wyoming. Photo: John Fenton. Click to enlarge. Drill pad near home in rural Wyoming. Photo: John Fenton. Click to enlarge.

Yesterday a study was published in the journal Environmental Health that is the first peer-reviewed study of hazardous air pollutants near fracking and other oil and gas production sites in multiple US locations. You can also download the report, which is written in layman’s terms.

This follows the release last week of a study that pinpoints the source of airborne pollutants at oil and gas drilling sites in the Uintah Valley in eastern Utah.

What…

View original post 769 more words