Wyoming’s smog exceeds Los Angeles’ due to gas drilling
A large part of our concerned focus to date has been on the potential ground water and drinking water pollution that is becoming more and more evident from unconventional natural gas hydraulic fracking development. It’s equally as important to look at the air pollution effects from this industrial process and start to really put together a true cumulative impact big picture.
Is economic prosperity with low unemployment and Government budget surpluses worth the trade off of the environmental and health risks?
“Residents who live near the gas fields in the state’s western corner are complaining of watery eyes, shortness of breath and bloody noses, reports the Associated Press. The cause is clearer than the air: local ozone levels recently exceeded the highest levels recorded in the biggest U.S. cities last year.”