Health Impact Assessment for Battlement Mesa, Garfield County, Colorado

Health Impact Assessment for Battlement Mesa, Garfield County, Colorado
Location Garfield County Colorado
Organization Colorado School of Public Health, Garfield County Public Health, Habitat Human Impact Consulting, Inc.

The Colorado School of Public Health, in collaboration with the Garfield County Public Health Department, is conducting an HIA to assess the potential health implications of a 200-well natural gas development proposal within the community of Battlement Mesa, Colorado. This HIA, requested and funded by the Garfield County Commissioners in response to a citizen petition asking for public health consideration in the well-permitting process, will provide recommendations for measures that could be taken to maximize the potential health benefits of this development and minimize any potential health risks. Currently available in a second draft, the HIA report addresses citizen concerns over air and water quality, traffic, noise and light pollution, economic and health infrastructure impacts, and community disruption.

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Decision makers at all levels are using the fast-growing field of HIA to take health into account when making decisions in a broad range of sectors, including agriculture, education, energy and budgeting, in all types of locations--rural, suburban, and urban, local, regional or statewide. Learn more about the information sources that were used to develop this page.

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  • Status Complete
  • Completion Date 2010, September
  • Decision-Level County
  • Sector Natural Resources and Energy
  • Organization Type Educational Institution