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Boulder researchers link oil, gas activity to high wintertime ozone

Chemicals released into the air by oil and gas extraction activities can trigger reactions leading to high ozone levels in the wintertime that exceed federal standards, according to a new study by Boulder-based researchers. The discovery of heightened ozone levels in wintertime in the study area of northeastern Utah’s Uintah Basin — averaging up to nearly double the current federal ...

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Researchers examining fracking and in-utero health risks

Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media Preliminary studies examining the potential health risks for children born near oil and gas wells has shown that there is reason for concern, but further study is still needed, according to a recent report from Bloomberg News. The hydraulic fracturing process involves pumping millions of gallons of chemical-laced water deep underground. Information regarding how ...

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The Utah tar sands time bomb

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By John Deede, Shale Plays Media While the debate over the proposed Keystone XL pipeline stretching from Alberta’s tar sands to the U.S. Gulf Coast has dominated environmental news, few people are aware that Utah has its own tar sand formation. The U.S. Government Accountability Office estimates that the recoverable oil in the Green River Formation located in Colorado, Wyoming and ...

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