A new report from the Clean Air Task Force says it shows links between childhood asthma and emissions from oil and gas operations:



"Today, the Ohio Environmental Council and the Clean Air Task Force released a new analysis showing that 7,129 childhood asthma attacks in the Columbus metro area, and 7,558 in the Cleveland metro area each year are due to smog resulting from oil and gas operations.



“'What this report clearly shows us is that air pollution from the oil and gas industry can have a significant impact on children’s health even in areas far from oil and gas production,' said, Melanie Houston, Director of Oil and Gas at the Ohio Environmental Council. 'As the mother of a young child, I can’t stress enough that safeguards are urgently needed to protect our children and communities from this dangerous pollution. Cutting methane pollution from oil and gas will have an immediate benefit for our children.'”



The full press release is here.



The analysis can be found here.