The people living in the Uinta Basin in eastern Utah are the unwitting participants in a massive scientific experiment. What happens when you put more than 11,000 oil and gas wells in a geologic basin and then seal off the air for days or weeks on end? And the initial results are alarming—smog pollution that exceeds the federal standard set to protect public health by a whopping 89 percent.
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This is the third blog post in a weekly series of personal stories from farm and agricultural workers, illustrating the need for stronger worker and safety protections against pesticide exposure. To get beyond the statistics of 10,000–20,000 pesticide poisonings on farms a year in this country, we go to the frontlines, beginning in California.
Just two weeks after the election—after anti-environmental forces gained full control of Congress for the first time in eight years—the new leadership is already at odds with the values and hopes of the public.