Did you know that pollutants from oil and gas production include Methane (which is 87 times more powerful as a contributor to global warming than carbon in the atmosphere and also include major health risk toxins such as formaldehyde, benzene, acetaldehyde, and ethyl benzene?
The threat is in our backyard: ¼ of all Americans living within the ½ mile threat radius of oil and gas production pollutants live in Ohio and Ohio ranks 10th nationally in total population living within threat zones.
Follow this link to an interactive map by Earthworks , the Oil and Gas Threat Map, to learn more.
Here are other very informative links on oil and gas threats.
- Understanding Health Threats from Oil & Gas (Presentation by Nadia Steinzor of Earthworks)
- Methane Regulation & How to Take Action in Your Community (Cheryl Joncox of Sierra Club)
- Clean Air Task Force “Fossil Fumes Report (analysis featured in Threat Map)