Oil and gas operators fill funding shortfall for study


Colorado State University is conducting the study, whose largest single financial backer is Garfield County with $1 million invested in the research. Jeff Collett, head of the CSU Atmospheric Science Department, wrote in a March 22 letter to stakeholders that the team has worked diligently to complete the study with a budget well short of the originally desired $1.7 million — with an additional $100,000 hoped for from industry.