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Garfield County’s clean air is getting cleaner

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On Monday, Garfield County’s Board of Commissioners renewed a $85,0000 contract with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to monitor the county’s air quality.

Commissioners also heard a presentation from Morgan Hill, an environmental health specialist with the county’s public health department, who presented the 2016 air quality data report.

 

Data from the county’s five monitoring sites suggest pollution is decreasing. There’s less oil and gas drilling in the county. Hill thinks there are other possibilities, too.

 

“We also see that the oil and gas industry is improving their technologies … we’re also speculating that vehicles are getting cleaner,” she said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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