Population Size, Growth, and Environmental Justice Near Oil and Gas Wells in Colorado.

  title={Population Size, Growth, and Environmental Justice Near Oil and Gas Wells in Colorado.},
  author={Lisa M McKenzie and William B Allshouse and Troy L Burke and Benjamin D Blair and John L. Adgate},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  volume={50 21},
We evaluated population size and factors influencing environmental justice near oil and gas (O&G) wells. We mapped nearest O&G well to residential properties to evaluate population size, temporal relationships between housing and O&G development, and 2012 housing market value distributions in three major Colorado O&G basins. We reviewed land use, building, real estate, and state O&G regulations to evaluate distributive and participatory justice. We found that by 2012 at least 378,000 Coloradans… CONTINUE READING

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