Study: Pollution causing Wyoming health issues
Oil, gas production contributes to child asthma rates
May 18, 2023
CASPER — Air pollution from oil and gas production is harming Wyomingites’ health, a new study says.
Researchers from Boston University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, PSE Healthy Energy and the Environmental Defense Fund compared emissions of a trio of pollutants — nitrogen oxide, ozone and fine particulates — to rates of respiratory and cardiovascular hospitalization and childhood asthma in 2016.
Their peer-reviewed analysis, which was published May 8 in the journal Environmental Research: Health, found that oil and gas activity contributed to 7500 premature...