the past decade, the natural gas drilling industry has grow at an
unprecedented rate in the United States. However, since necessary
environmental and health regulations are not in place for this industry,
residents living near natural gas sites are being exposed to highly
toxic chemicals on a regular basis and their health is at risk.
2010-11, Global Community Monitor, responding to citizen odor and
health complaints, launched a community-based environmental monitoring
program in Southwestern Colorado and Northern
Colorado to document air pollution from natural gas drilling.