Colorado’s health department said Wednesday it will launch a three-year, $1.3 million study of air pollution from oil and gas activity, and its health effects. The study will focus on the northern Front Range.
The study, which will be subcontracted to researchers at Colorado State University, will collect information from July 2013 through June 2016. The second phase, assessing health risks, would begin in January 2016.
“The project will provide information about how oil and gas emissions behave, how they travel and their characteristics in areas along the northern Front Range,” according to the announcement.
CSU is conducting a similar study of oil and gas emissions in Garfield County.