Issues: Oil and Gas, Oil Shale
Airport Origin : Walden-Jackson County Airport
EcoFlight flew over Jackson County, Colorado to obtain photos and video of the flaring to be utilized in an upcoming rulemaking session that will (hopefully) direct the state commission to curb methane pollution to protect public health, safety, welfare, the environment and wildlife. Images along with this 1-minute video showing flares will also be used to encourage the public to comment on the rulemaking process before the fast-approaching deadline
Natural gas is a byproduct of the oil-producing wells. It is much more economical for the companies to flare off this excess byproduct than to capture it and use it. This unfortunately produces hydrocarbons, with methane being the primary component, contributing to ozone pollution, toxic air pollution and regional haze.