Advocates Warn of Health Problems Due to Oil and Gas Drilling

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16min 39sec

Some Coloradans who live near oil and gas wells say drilling is making them sick. They claim noxious fumes and contaminated groundwater are causing headaches, tumors, even nerve damage. On the Western Slope, where there's a drilling boom, activists are asking the state to do more to protect people's health. Ryan Warner talks to Bruce Baizel, staff attorney for the Oil and Gas Accountability Project, based in Durango, and Theo Colborn, an environmental health analyst in Paonia.