“Colorado toxicology official warns parents of tests like one that found benzene in Erie boy’s blood” – Denver 7 News

By Jennifer Kovaleski, Denver 7 News 7/13/18 When Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Toxicologist Mike Van Dyke reports on their late investigation into Dr. Beth Ewaskowitz’s son’s high benzene levels in Erie, he points to inadequate testing procedures and dismisses everyone’s concerns by saying it is “a huge challenge” without offering any solutions. Dr. Ewaskowitz expresses…

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Council Passes Regulations Unanimously With Future Consideration of Amendments and Air Quality Testing Goes Forward

“Take a picture,” Mayor Ahrens stated as he added that he “was proud that Council came together” to  unanimously pass Ordinance No. 2067 Amending Certain Sections of the Broomfield Municipal Code Concerning Broomfield Oil and Gas Regulations.  Six votes were needed for the regulations to pass on a night when only eight Council members were present, with Council Members…

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July 10 Council Meeting Agenda: Regulations, Air Quality Plan and NO CDP

Please plan to attend the July 10 City Council meeting to express your concerns on critical items related to oil and gas development.  In addition to the following important items, it is noteworthy that the Comprehensive Drilling Plan is NOT on the agenda:   1)    Item 11a: Ordinance No. 2067 Amending Certain Sections of the Broomfield Municipal Code Concerning Broomfield…

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Write to City Council Before July 10 on CDP or Regulation Concerns

Comprehensive Drilling Plan Are you concerned that there are many unresolved issues with Extraction’s Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP)? The City has over 40 unresolved issues, and citizens identified many more. Are you concerned that the location of most of the pads is unresolved yet Extraction wants to City to approve the CDP? The State has indicated it will hold a hearing…

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Five-Hour Review of the CDP Ends with Questions About Waiting Until July 30

After a five-hour review of the second half of the Comprehensive Drilling Plan, both Mayor Ahrens and City Manager Ozaki agreed that it was “interesting” to think about the problem that Wildgrass resident Mark Lindner had raised much earlier, “How could the City possibly go forward with approval of the Comprehensive Drilling Plan which is tied to specific locations…

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Please Join Us for a Very Important June 26 Council Meeting on the Comprehensive Drilling Plan

Please join us for a very important City Council meeting on Tuesday night, June 26 beginning at 6:00 pm at the George Di Ciero City and County Building at One DesCombes Drive.  The City Council will discuss the second half of Extraction’s Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP) and decide what steps to take next. If you are concerned about Extraction’s proposed oil and…

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“Boulder researchers add to findings that methane output from oil and gas is 60% higher than previously thought” – The Daily Camera

By Charlie Brennan, The Daily Camera 6/21/18 “A new study released today with contributions from a researcher at the University of Colorado has found that the nation’s oil and gas industry annually puts out 13 million metric tons of the greenhouse gas methane from its operations — 60 percent more than the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency previously estimated.” “The…

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