Grand Junction, CO

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“The pollution in the area [Grand Junction] can be attributed to two main factors: growth causing more automobile pollution, and oil and gas development. I particularly noticed a change in the air quality around 2000, when oil and gas development in the area significantly increased. It wasn’t just winter inversions anymore; it was also bad air days in the summer. I started doing some research into the pollution from oil and gas development and found that oil and gas practices like flaring and venting release methane that contributes to ozone. Grand Junction is very close to violating federal ozone standards as a result.”

-Kristin Winn
Grand Junction, CO

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