On February 11th the City and County of Broomfield, acting on behalf of its Residents, filed a motion in Broomfield Municipal Court. This motion asks the courts to require Extraction Oil and Gas to immediately comply with the emergency noise ordinance which was effective as of January 22nd, 2020.
According to the motion, Extraction Oil and Gas has failed to submit a noise modeling study that was required to be submitted within 15 days of the effective date of the ordinance. The City indicates that Extraction Oil and Gas does not plan to meet this condition. The City also alleges that on February 6th – 7th, Extraction and Oil Gas conducted operations between 10:10PM and 2:00AM.
The motion asks the courts to require Extraction to immediately cease operations between 10PM and 7AM until a noise study is produced which demonstrates that Extraction can operate within the overnight noise levels outlined in the noise ordinance.
In support of this request, the City noted that the purpose of the noise ordinance was to “protect, preserve and promote the health, safety, welfare, peace and quiet for the citizens of the City through the reduction, control, and prevention of excessive noise.” The City went on to cite the 198 noise complaints that were received since December 1st which included “complaints of adverse health impacts caused by such noise.”
This is a developing story, Broomfield Concerned will provide updates as they become available.
To read the full motion, please click HERE.