Colorado’s Home To Cutting-Edge Methane Scientists And Tech. Why Doesn’t The State Use Them?

December 9, 2019
CDPHE AIR QUALITY MONITOR SOUTH VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL PLATEEVILLECDPHE AIR QUALITY MONITOR SOUTH VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL PLATEEVILLEHart Van Denburg/CPR News
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, CDPHE, maintains air quality monitoring equipment on the roof of Platteville's South Valley Middle School.

The list of Colorado oil and gas wells is growing. And the state is tightening rules on how much of the heat-trapping gas methane they can release. But state air monitoring isn’t keeping up.