Update on CDP Approval: Community Groups Send Letter, Hundreds of Emails Sent and Reports That Approval is Postponed

UPDATE August 3: The City has not posted any website information that the CDP approval has been postponed but the Broomfield Enterprise is reporting that they received an email confirmation from CCOB Attorney Sullivan about the postponement. “We are looking to schedule a special meeting at some point soon, but haven’t finalized the date and time,” City and County…

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Broomfield Health and Safety First Sends Letter to City Objecting to Pending CDP Approval

Broomfield Health and Safety First (BHSF/301) sent the following statement on the CDP to the City on August 1.  It was in response to a July 31 document posted on the City’s website which states that the City Manager “intends to approve the final CDP on August 2, 2018, after final review to confirm all of the final comments have been…

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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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