Broomfield Sends Letter to Erie Requesting that Crestone Acme Pad Use Broomfield Regulations

On July 17, the City of Broomfield sent a letter to Erie requesting that Erie and Crestone agree that the Acme Pad sited just north of Broomfield “comply with all requirements of Broomfield’s oil and gas regulations as approved on July 10, 2018.”  Broomfield’s letter was in response to a referral for the Crestone Acme Pad application sent by…

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“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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