Adams County Request for Alternative Site Analysis on Extraction Pads Denied by COGCC and Extraction Permitting Process Moves Forward

Although the COGCC Commissioners complimented Adams County Staff and residents on how they raised their concerns, the COGCC Commissioners voted unanimously to approve the process that the COGCC staff had undertaken to review the drilling permits on the Northwest and Interchange Pads sited near Adams County residents on Broomfield Open Space.  The Commissioners also expressed doubts if Extraction and…

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“United Against These Border Wars” – Front Range Elected Officials Sign Statement to COGCC 

Front Range area elected officials representing constituents whose dense, residential communities are being deluged with oil and gas developments signed and delivered a letter to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) and Governor Hickenlooper asking for “a paradigm shift in how large scale oil and gas is developed” because “multi-well mega pads do not belong near our…

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Natural gas facility explodes in Utah; two badly burned- The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

By Charles Ashby, The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel    7/28/18 “Two men were badly injured Saturday when an explosion occurred about 10 a.m. at a natural gas collection facility near a gas processing plant about 50 miles west of Grand Junction.” “The two men, whose identities were not released, were ‘badly burned’ and suffered ‘significant injuries’ in the explosion at…

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Potential for More Mega Pads Near and In Northern Broomfield on COGCC July Agenda

While many Broomfield residents are focused on the August 1 COGCC hearing on the proposed Extraction Interchange and Northwest Pads, other weighty concerns are also being raised about potential pads just to the north of Anthem Ranch and Anthem Highlands.  There are three spacing unit applications on the July COGCC Agenda which are the first step in putting more…

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“Routine” Spill Report Highlights Threats to Health and Environment

“An unknown amount of oil, produced water and condensate spilled. Waters of the state were impacted.”  This description of a spill near the Saddleback Golf Course in Firestone is listed without capitals letters or exclamation points in a biweekly Greeley Tribune article listing the spills reported by operators to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) over the…

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Acceptance of CDP may be risky business- Guest Opinion – Broomfield Enterprise 7/22/18

By Patrick Talbot Extraction Oil & Gas, Inc., proposes to drill 84 horizontal fracking wells in close proximity to densely populated residential communities, boulevards, parks, and our planned future Broomfield potable water source. Extraction was required to submit a Risk Management Plan as part of their Comprehensive Drilling Plan (CDP) to obtain permits to drill in Broomfield. The current…

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