Energy boom states in the west are taking different tactics for recording and responding to public health complaints regarding oil and gas.
Originally published on Wed July 2, 2014 5:20 pm
In southwest Florida, county officials are fighting the state over a new oil drilling process that's known by many different names: acidification, acidizing, acid stimulation and acid fracking.
Collier County has charged that state regulators have been lax in their oversight of the drilling, jeopardizing public health and the environment.
Weld County had the largest increase in employment in the country in 2013. But compared to the rest of Front Range, its wages are relatively low.
That difference is quickly changing though, as the impacts of the energy boom continue to trickle through the region's economy.
The constant, loud thrum of engines at an oil and gas compressor station permeates the air as I stand on the grassy lawn of Frank and Theresa Brothers, in Carroll County, Ohio.
The setting is rural; fields, forests, an Amish man in a surrey trotting by -- but the noise is industrial.
The group Safe. Clean. Colorado. said it’s received clearance from the Colorado Supreme Court to gather signatures for more statewide ballot measures placing limits on oil and gas development.