Drilling Health Study Advances In Colorado

April 1, 2014 9:12 PM

Drilling Health Study Advances In Colorado
" DENVER (AP) – A Colorado proposal to commission a new study about the health effects of drilling on the Front Range cleared its first test Tuesday in the state Legislature.

The House Health, Insurance & Environment Committee voted 6-5 for the proposal. The bill would order the state Health Department to study “health and quality-of-life effects” of drilling in six counties – Arapahoe, Adams, Boulder, Broomfield, Larimer and Weld.

Business groups and mineral-rights owners oppose the study, calling it unnecessary and predisposed to decry oil and gas drilling "

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