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DeGette urges EPA to consider health threats posed by gas drilling

As the Environmental Protection Administration finalizes its air standards for hydraulic fracturing, U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette sent a letter today asking it to consider a new study that shows Colorado residents living near natural gas wells are exposed to increased levels of carcinogens and toxins.

Eagle County landfill eyes taking gas-drilling pit liners banned by Garfield...

Eagle County’s landfill manager is considering disposing of natural gas drilling pit liners that neighboring Garfield County stopped accepting two years ago because the massive, high-density polyethylene sheets are potentially toxic and too tough to handle.