Drilling health study under review in Colorado

DENVER (AP) — Colorado lawmakers got an earful Thursday on a proposal to commission a study about the health effects of drilling on the Front Range.

The House Health, Insurance & Environment Committee declined to vote Thursday but heard hours of testimony on the proposal.

The bill's Democratic sponsor says that health effects of oil and gas production have not been adequately studied on the Front Range.

The bill would order the state Health Department to study "health and quality of life effects" of drilling in Adams, Boulder, Larimer and Weld counties.

A similar proposal was rejected last year amid concerns the drilling effects have already been studied.

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