Will Sheridan and Lowell Be a Safe Intersection Due to Extraction Construction Over the Next Several Weeks?

At the May 14 Study Session, questions from residents and Council Members to Staff continued about increased traffic risks due to two upcoming Extraction construction projects at the intersection of Sheridan and Lowell.  After the City originally approved Extraction going forward simultaneously with both sound wall construction on the Livingston Pad and repair of Sheridan Boulevard caused on November…

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Is Extraction Using Carcinogenic, Odorous Drilling Mud at the Interchange Pad?

The odor complaints of residents living near the Interchange Pad have finally received some attention, but the most significant question remains unanswered:  Is Extraction using carcinogenic, odorous drilling mud at the Interchange Pad?  Adams County resident Barb Binder asked that question at Council on May 14 and several Broomfield residents have followed up with emails to ask if Extraction…

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“‘It is impacting our health’: Broomfield residents complain about weird smell near oil and gas site” – Denver 7

“‘It is impacting our health’: Broomfield residents complain about weird smell near oil and gas site” By Meghan Lophez, Denver 7 5/17/19 You can watch the 2 1/2 minute 6 p.m. Denver 7 lead story at this link, including interviews with residents Barb Binder and Kathy Swan-Bogard and Council Member Kevin Kreeger.  https://www.thedenverchannel.com/…/it-is-impacting-our-heal… “Residents of a Broomfield neighborhood behind…

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COGCC Tuesday Only Agenda Limited to Presentations and Comments as Hearings Continued to June

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) has abbreviated its usual two-day monthly agenda to include only a Tuesday, May 21 line up which includes:– public comment– many Staff presentations, at least some related to SB 181– an Executive Session which includes a discussion of the Wildgrass Oil and Gas Committee federal constitutional lawsuit v. COGCC and City…

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New Members of COGCC Include Broomfield Resident Mark Hopkins

Congratulations to Anthem Ranch resident and former Broomfield Task Force Member Mark Hopkins for his selection to the COGCC! Announcement by the COGCC: “Governor Polis Announces Members of Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission” “Governor Jared Polis announced today the appointment of members of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC). The Commission has been reconstituted to meet…

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Six Month Moratorium Passes First Reading and Council Will Protest Spacing Application Near Anthem

On the first reading of Ordinance No. 2091, Council unanimously voted to impose a temporary six month moratorium on processing or approving applications for oil and gas development of oil and gas facilities in Broomfield in order to amend Broomfield’s oil and gas regulations from 7/10/18 after recent passage of SB19-181 Protect Public Welfare Oil and Gas Operations. SB19-181…

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Colorado Rising and Broomfield Groups Send Letter to Gov. Polis, CDPHE and COGCC to Stop Permitting

Although SB19-181 Protect Public Welfare Oil and Gas Operations was passed and signed into law, the bill allows permitting to go forward under many conditions until the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) complete rulemaking to implement it.  Colorado Rising, WildEarth Guardians and local community groups sent letters to…

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Residents Rights Statement After Ruling in Favor of Broomfield’s Motion to Dismiss Lawsuit

You can read Judge Anderson’s ruling in favor of Broomfield’s Motion to Dismiss the case of Residents Rights and WildEarth Guardians v. City and County of Broomfield and Broomfield City Manager Charles Ozaki here. Here is the statement from Residents Rights in response to the ruling: “After nearly 6 months, District Chief Judge Anderson ruled in favor of Broomfield’s…

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Waking Up to Petroleum Odors on Mother’s Day Near the Interchange Pad

Happy Mother’s Day!  Residents near the Interchange B Pad at 156th and Huron woke up to a heavy petroleum odor beginning at 8:40 am this morning which spread throughout the neighborhood and permeated the area for 30 to 45 minutes.  The City had written that Extraction would be drilling the 5th well on Interchange this weekend, after having already…

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Traffic Risks: Sheridan Boulevard Finally Being Repaired at Same Time as Livingston Wall Construction Set to Begin

On page 3 of the May 14 Oil and Gas Update, it lists two upcoming Extraction activities near the Livingston Pad.  At the same time that 32 foot sound wall construction is set to begin on Livingston “on or around May 17,” Sheridan Boulevard is finally being repaired “on or after May 20” from the November 28 heaving accident…

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