Drilling Impact On Wildlife, People Under Review

DENVER (AP) — While a state commission reviews maps to minimize the impact of the oil and gas industry on wildlife, residents in northern Colorado want to know more about the effect on humans.

Dozens of people packed a forum on Tuesday on the health effects of drilling in Greeley and listened intently as politicians and activists called for legislation targeting what some view as an industry more interested in money than public health.

Weld County Commissioner Sean Conway said people are afraid.

“I’m all for having equitable discussion that equally represents the issues, but I don’t think it’s in the public interest to throw scare tactics at people who just want the facts,” he said.

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