Oil and gas drilling clouds the West's air

Ring, Ray
October 2005
High Country News;10/31/2005, Vol. 37 Issue 20, p5
This article reports on the effort of the organization Western Regional Air Partnership to reduce air pollution in Western States. The group includes the Western Governors' Association, tribes and state governments. The increased in air pollution are greatly caused by energy industry. The oil and gas operations emit more than 200 hazardous compounds, including nitrogen oxide. Decline in the sulfur dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants. Thousands of storage tanks in gas fields vent chemical and natural gas fumes.


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