Energy Trade Group Slams Fracking Air Emission Study

“Garfield County health official Jim Rada said air quality falls within EPA standards and that nothing so far suggests the local population is at an increased risk of cancer.”

The International Business Times reports:

Energy In Depth, a public outreach branch of the Independent Petroleum Association of America, took a shot on Tuesday at a new study on hydraulic fracturing’s air emissions.

The new study, released Monday by the Colorado School of Public Health, concluded those living within half a mile of a hydraulically fractured well have an increased risk of contracting illnesses because of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that get released in the air.

But Energy In Depth criticized the new study, saying it assumed too much about area residents’ behavior, and uses data gathered at a time before Colorado enacted stricter air standards…

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