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Buckle in for an #oilandgas & #fracking thread re: the importance of @CDPHE’s recent #publichealth study
@CDPHE 1. Last week @CDPHE -- Colorado’s health agency -- confirmed what science, including @ColoradoSPH, has been telling us for years: living near #oilandgas production threatens #publichealth. colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/… #fracking
@CDPHE @ColoradoSPH 2. @CDPHE’s study is a big deal b/c it’s the 1st time we know of that a regulator of a major #oilandgas producing state acknowledged #publichealth threats associated with living near #oilandgas & #fracking.
@CDPHE @ColoradoSPH 3. And a govt health agency acknowledging a health problem demands that agency come up with a plan to address that health problem.
@CDPHE @ColoradoSPH 4. So naturally @ColoradoOilGas industry attacked @CDPHE’s study in a @denverpost piece featuring @DanHaleyCO: #fracking dpo.st/2JebzkP
@CDPHE @ColoradoSPH @ColoradoOilGas @denverpost @danhaleyCO @TheSteinzor @EddyNathalie 6. But particularly @DanHaleyCO tripped up when he said: “Policy needs to be based on real data, not modeling.”
@CDPHE @ColoradoSPH @ColoradoOilGas @denverpost @danhaleyCO @TheSteinzor @EddyNathalie 7. The @CDPHE study isn’t a 1st in the scientific literature; it corroborates research of dozens of peer-reviewed studies, most concluding that living near #oilandgas is hazardous. bit.ly/2P5tX2Z
@CDPHE @ColoradoSPH @ColoradoOilGas @denverpost @danhaleyCO @TheSteinzor @EddyNathalie 8. Also, modeling is a common, accepted scientific practice, which governments frequently use to make decisions on public health and other critical issues. Does @DanHaleyCO reject weather projections on the path of hurricanes, too? go.nasa.gov/31AOBdK
@CDPHE @ColoradoSPH @ColoradoOilGas @denverpost @danhaleyCO @TheSteinzor @EddyNathalie 9. @DanHaleyCO shoots himself in the foot insisting on "real data" b/c #oilandgas #permitstopollute in CO are based on emission estimates by operators (not actual air monitoring). In the field, @Earthworks finds pollution to be in excess of many estimates. bit.ly/2W4nhU1
@CDPHE @ColoradoSPH @ColoradoOilGas @denverpost @danhaleyCO @TheSteinzor @EddyNathalie 10. If "real data" is what @DanHaleyCO & @ColoradoOilGas want, they must publicly support continuous air monitoring of #oilandgas operations in Colorado. We're on board. Until then, CO should #pausethepermits for all activity that threatens public health. earthworks.org/media-releases…
@CDPHE @ColoradoSPH @ColoradoOilGas @denverpost @danhaleyCO @TheSteinzor @EddyNathalie 11. In the meantime the growing number of Coloradans (and Americans) near #oilandgas & #fracking are living with a clear #publichealth threat. Find out if you’re one of them: oilandgasthreatmap.com
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