A new study by Houston Advanced Research Center HARC uses modeling to conclude that:
oil and gas activities can have significant near-source impacts on ambient ozone, through either regular emissions or flares and other emission events associated with process upsets, and perhaps also maintenance, startup, and shutdown of oil and gas facilities.
You might remember that HARC scientists found the high levels of formaldehyde hidden in the BSEEC & Titan Engineering Fort Worth air study. The formaldehyde levels were so high you can get a Brazilian Blow Out treatment just by driving through the Barnett Shale in a convertible (as long as you don’t mind nosebleeds).
The levels of formaldehyde in the Barnett Shale are the highest measured anywhere on the planet except in Brazil. In the Barnett Shale we also have reports of frequent nosebleeds
We don’t have much hope of ever meeting the EPA ozone standards at this rate.
A few of the studies that associate health issues with air pollution:
Joe Camel‘s Steve Everly seems to believe that Downwinders At Risk did the air modeling as a “fundraising” ploy. But Downwinders only did a press release about the study.
The modeling was a serious independent research project conducted by Houston Advanced Research Center HARC .
You can’t expect truth or facts from an advertising campaign. Nor can you sue them for libel when they make false accusations because that would be like suing Joe Camel or Mr. Whipple. They don’t exist as any kind of business entity.