Please Comment on Acme Pad COGCC Permit By September 27

On September 18, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) reopened the comment period on the proposed Crestone Acme Pad in Erie, just north of Anthem Ranch on Highway 7. Please consider writing comments to reflect the protection of health, safety and welfare and consideration of cumulative impacts as required by SB19-181 Protect Public Welfare Oil and Gas…

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Attend Tuesday City Council or Write to Deny Crestone Request to Lift Moratorium to Process Goltl Pad

Please consider writing or attending Council on Tuesday, September 24 to ask that Council deny Crestone’s request to lift the moratorium in order to process their application for the Goltl 26H-0168 pad. Please see the map below of the proposed pad east of I-25, near the intersection of County Road 4 and County Road 11.  You can write Council…

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Meeting for Acme Pad on September 19 Open to All Broomfield Residents Who RSVP

On Thursday, September 19 at 6 pm at the Erie High School Cafeteria (on the west end of the school), Crestone is holding a meeting for all Broomfield residents with questions and concerns about the proposed 30 well Acme Pad just north of Anthem Ranch. If you did not receive an invitation, you can attend by emailing communityrelations@crestonepr.com to…

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Broomfield Sends Demand Letter to Extraction on Drilling Mud and Tier 4 Engines

In a September 5 letter to Extraction, the City and County of Broomfield (CCOB) demanded that Extraction not change its drilling mud from Neoflo 4633 as Extraction recently proposed on August 29.  Neoflo 4633 had replaced Gibson D822 at the end of July for drilling the Livingston Pad wells after many resident complaints were received from those living near…

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Adams 12 Five Star School Board Rejects Mineral Rights Lease Offers

Last night Adams 12 Five Star School Board of Education voted unanimously to reject Extraction’s mineral lease offer for its mineral rights under Meridian Elementary in Broomfield and from Great Western Oil and Gas for mineral rights under Century Middle School in Thornton. You can read the letter sent to Meridian families below. As the letter states, “the board…

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City Contacts COGCC and Makes Pledges As Extraction Considers Changing Drilling Mud

Despite numerous previous resident complaints and pressure from both the City and County of Broomfield (CCOB) and the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC), Extraction has informed CCOB that they are considering changing drilling mud in the next three weeks.  This could impact drilling on both the Livingston Pad and the Northwest A Pad, which would be going…

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Spudding Rig Arrives at Northwest Pad

The spudding rig has arrived at the Northwest A Pad. There will be 8 wells drilled on the Northwest A Pad. You can read the entire public notice posted by the City here. Since the City has recently indicated that they have no written statement from Extraction guaranteeing that Extraction will continue to use Neoflo drilling mud which emits…

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City Will Not Sell Water; Tier 4 Engines and New Drilling Mud Not Guaranteed

As leaders of Broomfield Health and Safety First (BHSF), Neil Allaire, Laurie Anderson, Jean Lim and Lois Vanderkooi presented a BHSF petition titled “City of Broomfield:  Do NOT Sell Our Water!” that over 600 residents signed.  Then, in a response to the BHSF request at the August 27 Council meeting for an update on the proposed water sale, City…

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Tuesday Air Quality Report and Wednesday Community Input on Oil and Gas Regulations

There are two upcoming opportunities for citizen input for those concerned with our air quality and our oil and gas regulation revisions in line with SB19-181. Item 11c on Tuesday’s Council Meeting Agenda beginning at 6 pm is the Report on the 2019 Second Quarter Report for Broomfield’s Air Quality Monitoring Program. You can review the report and comment…

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