By Nicole Pollack
Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange 

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...

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