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Colorado State University to Propose Air Quality Study Related to Natural Gas Drilling in Garfield County Monday

Colorado State University researchers, in collaboration with Air Resource Specialists Inc., on Monday are scheduled to propose a non-partisan scientific study to examine air emissions from natural gas extraction operations in Garfield County.

The Garfield County Commissioners will formally hear about the three-year study at their regular meeting Monday in the Administration Building, 108 8th St., Glenwood Springs. The presentation is the sixth item on the afternoon agenda, which begins at 1 p.m.

Natural Gas 101 at Colorado State University Designed to Give Students an Overview of Important Colorado Industry

Increased demand for natural gas and greater public interest in gas drilling and production in Colorado has led Colorado State University to offer students a course on the “Fundamentals of Natural Gas” for the first time.

The interdisciplinary course this spring features an introduction to the natural gas industry including geology, exploration, production, transportation and environmental issues. The class exposes students to all aspects of the natural gas industry with a particular focus on unconventional gas extraction as it is being practiced in Colorado.

Media Tip Sheet: Natural Gas Exploration Experts at Colorado State University

The following experts are available to talk about natural gas exploration occurring in Colorado and across the Western United States. This list is for media use only and not intended for publication. To see a short video of the cutting-edge natural gas research at CSU on YouTube, go to

Colorado State University to Host Natural Gas Symposium with Former Gov. Bill Ritter, Industry Leaders, Environmental Experts on October 26

Colorado State University experts in natural gas and environmental sustainability will come together Oct. 26 for a scientific conference to help the community understand the natural gas economy and its impacts in Colorado and around the globe.

Former Gov. Bill Ritter who now directs CSU’s Center for the New Energy Economy, Bryan Willson, director of CSU’s Clean Energy Supercluster, and Diana Wall, director of the School of Global Environmental Sustainability, will host the conference, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., at the Marriott Fort Collins, 350 E. Horsetooth Road.

Fracking, Fourmile Canyon Fire Among Topics of Colorado State University Engineering Breakfast Series Starting Oct. 4

Fracking and the science behind fighting the Fourmile Canyon Fire are among the topics to be featured this fall at Colorado State University’s Innovations Breakfast series.

The series begins Oct. 4 in Boulder with Sher Schranz, senior project manager at CSU’s Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, who will talk about using current wind and weather conditions and atmospheric data to make firefighting decisions. Schranz is developing technologies that deploy this information to the front lines of wildfires to enhance firefighters’ effectiveness.


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