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Top doc lauds GarCo officials for offer to fund health study

The top doc for a nonprofit group pushing health impact studies as part of the public decision-making process on major development projects recently had...

State oil and gas chief: Battlement Mesa drilling health study not...

The head of the state agency that oversees oil and gas drilling in Colorado says it’s too early to commit to a baseline health study in a Western Slope community wary of plans to site up to 200 natural gas wells near homes and on its municipal golf course.

Garfield County officials see value in Battlement Mesa health study

Garfield County public health officials believe a relatively untested type of health impact study could be a valuable tool in assessing the risks of natural gas drilling in the heart of the Battlement Mesa retirement community on Colorado’s Western Slope.