What's Killing Babies in Vernal, Part II
Rolling Stone reporter Paul Solotaroff joined us earlier this month to discuss a perceived spike in infant deaths in Vernal, Utah. He said the oil and gas industry was to blame. His was one side of the story. Tuesday, we'll hear from guests who say Solotaroff missed the mark. While it's agreed air pollution in the Uintah Basin is a problem, county officials and researchers in the region say there's little evidence pointing to an infant mortality epidemic. And, they say, it's wildly speculative to indict industry.
- Bill Stringer - Uintah County Commissioner
- Seth Lyman - executive director, Bingham Entrepreneurship and Energy Research Center
- Jeramie Tubbs - public information officer, TriCounty Health Department