THORNTON, Colo. (CBS4) – Having kids attend school near oil and gas wells in Colorado has many people concerned.
Moms Clean Air Force and Earthworks say more than 50,000 children in Colorado go to a school or daycare that’s within half of a mile from active oil and gas operations.READ MORE: Unemployment Claimants Struggling With ID.me Verification Stuck With No Income, No Answers
They say that’s a problem, and they have a solution.READ MORE: Memorial Started For Man Killed In Violent Crash In Denver's Highlands Neighborhood
“We need the state of Colorado to protect our children at school and create a setback of a minimum of a 1,000 feet from the school property line, not the building,” said Stacy Lambright, a Thornton resident.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says there is no evidence children are at risk for long-term health impacts because of oil and gas operations.MORE NEWS: Firefighters Searching For Missing Kayaker On Carter Lake