There’s a small army of citizen scientists just over the mountains from Carbondale. Residents in the Paonia area are donning special backpacks for twenty-four hours at a time, to collect real time data for scientific study of air pollution. The aim is to measure what might be getting into the air from nearby oil and gas wells.
Editor's note: Below is a transcript of reporter Elise Thatcher's story.
Alison Gannett: “Bluebell!”