Interchange Pad Update

A quick update from the City – “The rig is being brought to the Interchange B Pad in pieces and then assembled on site. Broomfield’s inspectors will be conducting another site walk through today at 3:00 pm, when the drill rig will be set up, but not yet ready to drill.” A nearby resident has also filed a complaint…

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Wildgrass Oil and Gas Committee Returns on March 26 to Federal Court

Wildgrass Oil and Gas Committee (WOGc) will return to federal court on March 26 at 9 a.m. for a status conference in Judge R. Brooke Jackson’s courtroom.  During the February 12 hearing on the motion for a temporary restraining order (TRO) in Wildgrass Oil and Gas Committee’s forced pooling Constitutional lawsuit against the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission…

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Extraction Truck Route Violations Near the Interchange Pad as Drilling is Set to Begin

Truck route violations by Extraction are being reported near the Interchange Pads just as drilling is set to begin on the Interchange B Pad. Unincorporated Adams County residents in North Star Estates, Mustang Acres and Northwest Estates have been repeatedly assured by Broomfield staff that Extraction and its subcontractors will adhere to the designated traffic route plans as defined…

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Bring Your Questions About the Risk Assessment to the Community Meeting on Friday at 5 p.m.

Do you want to ask DNV GL why they used data from New Mexico to do a Broomfield Extraction project risk assessment? Are you puzzled by CCOB Manager Ozaki’s announcement at Tuesday’s Council Meeting that he has already approved the risk assessment? Why does the City call it a “risk assessment” instead of a HAZID (Hazard Identification)?  Are you…

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No Two-Thirds Support for SB 19-181 and Risk Assessment Approved by City Manager

With a 6-4 vote, Council failed to reach the two-thirds vote needed to support SB 19-181 Protect Public Welfare Oil and Gas Operations at the March 19 Council Meeting.  One of its main provisions is to allow local governments to further regulate oil and gas operations in their jurisdictions, making it appropriate to be considered at Council where there…

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Council Will Vote on Support for Comprehensive Oil and Gas Bill at Tuesday Council Meeting

A Council resolution to support SB 19-181 Protect Public Welfare Oil and Gas Operations will be voted on at the Tuesday, March 19 Council Meeting.  Item 14 on the Council Agenda was brought forth by Council Member Castriotta and will require a two-thirds vote for approval, according to Council rules.  One of its main provisions is to allow local…

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Interchange B Drilling to Begin As Soon as March 21 Despite Extraction Not Having Secured All the Mineral Rights

Extraction will begin drilling (spud) operations on or after March 21, 2019 on the Interchange B site, according to a March 14 announcement by Broomfield on its Oil and Gas webpage.  The installation of the sound walls is now complete.  You can see pictures of equipment and further descriptions of activities to be expected on the site here, as…

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Extraction Pipeline Risk Analysis Released By City After September 2018 Request to Extraction

The City Staff released Extraction’s long-awaited Pipeline Risk Analysis today.  It is the result of Best Management Practice (BMP) 3 in Exhibit B of the Operator Agreement which reads, “If requested by the City, Operator will conduct a risk analysis to identify potential risks associated with pipelines and the measures implemented that are intended to mitigate such risks.”  The…

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Comprehensive Oil and Gas Bill Passes Third Reading in Senate and Headed to the House

On Wednesday morning, SB 19-181 passed its third reading with a 19-15-1 vote in the Senate and is headed to the House. According to co-prime sponsor Sen. Mike Foote, the amendments added last night “do not change the core of the bill regarding either local control or COGCC reform.” You can read the bill and the amendments here https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/sb19-181…

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