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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Larry Wolk
Environmentalists are still waiting for proof that hydraulic fracturing makes people sick, but that's not stopping them from whipping up anxiety over public health.
State health officials approved a sweeping plan Sunday to reduce air pollution from oil and gas drilling, including the nation's first statewide limit on methane emissions.
The doctors were out of ideas to help 5-year-old Charlotte Figi.
In a story Jan. 14 about marijuana caregivers, The Associated Press reported erroneously the nature of the regulatory oversight for some marijuana caregivers supported by the Colorado Revenue Department. The Department supports requiring some high-volume caregivers to undergo a screening process, but doesn't support regulating them once they're licensed, such as monitoring their plants or levying excise taxes, like commercial growers.
The environmental disaster forecast by anti-fracking activists after last month's epic Colorado flooding didn't quite materialize.
"As Chief Medical Officer, I would tell pregnant women and mothers who live, or who-at-the-time-of-their-pregnancy lived, in proximity to a gas well not to rely on this study as an explanation of why one of their children might have had a birth defect," Dr. Wolk said in a Jan. 30 statement. "Many factors known to contribute to birth defects were ignored in this study."
Dr. Larry Wolk, executive director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment, warned that "it is difficult to draw conclusions from this study, due to its design and limitations."