TweetChat: Ask CIRES experts about air-quality impacts of oil and gas operations

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Emissions from oil and natural gas operations north of Denver could add to ozone pollution in that region, according to a new study by researchers at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES). The study was published online Jan. 14 in the journal Environmental Science and Technology.

To learn more about this study and talk to the research scientists involved, please join us for a CIRES TweetChat. The scientists answering your questions will be CIRES scientists Jessica Gilman, Joost de Gouw, and Brian Lerner.

What: Use Twitter to chat directly with CIRES air-quality experts Jessica Gilman, Joost de Gouw, and Brian Lerner.
When: Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 1:00 p.m. EST
How: Tweet questions to @theCIRESwire using hashtag #CIRESair

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