Three More Livingston Wells Permitted and New Extensions to the West

On September 12, three more Livingston wells were permitted by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC).  The Form 2 permits for these three wells were submitted on January 16 but had been pending for undocumented reasons since thirteen Livingston wells were permitted on June 1.  The COGCC Form 2A for the Livingston Pad allows for 19 wells…

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“Broomfield signs off on Extraction Oil and Gas drilling plan” Denver 7

By Liz Gelardi, Denver 7 9/11/18 This Denver 7 report covers the final CDP approval, with health and safety concerns expressed by residents Laurie Anderson, Becky Early and Heidi Hinkel and statements by City Manager Ozaki and Extraction. Please watch the video here: https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/our-colorado/broomfield-signs-off-on-extraction-oil-and-gas-drilling-plan  

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Write Council to Support Resolution Against Initiative 108/Amendment 74

In addition to the news that the CDP received final approval after the City accepted Extraction’s Submittal Letter, there are other oil and gas items on the September 11 City Council agenda.  Please consider writing to Council in support of Item 17b Draft Resolution No. 2018-189 Adopting a Resolution to Oppose Initiative #108, Which Amends the Colorado Constitution to…

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CDP Receives Final Approval After City Accepts Extraction’s Submittal Letter

In a press release late today, the City announced that City Manager Ozaki and Staff “reviewed the CDP documents and Extraction’s submittal letter, and determined that the additional information and clarified statements satisfy the conditions of approval in the City and County Manager’s August 20, 2018 letter.”  This followed the resubmittal of the July 27 CDP by Extraction.  You…

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Invitation to Join the Broomfield Parade

Colorado Rising will be marching in this year’s Broomfield Days Parade. If you support the Safer Setbacks Initiative (now Proposition 112), they encourage you to join them in this march and show your support! This is an excellent opportunity to reach thousands of individuals. Adults and kids are invited to march! Wear a white shirt. Yellow bandanas will be provided…

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Extraction Submits Application to Force Pool Unleased Mineral Owners

  Extraction Oil and Gas submitted an application to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) on August 31 to force pool approximately 1000 unleased mineral owners in the Lowell South spacing unit to be drained by 19 wells on the Livingston Pad.  Some of these unleased mineral owners received a notice about this application on September 8. …

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COGCC Files Motion to Dismiss WOGc Health and Safety Lawsuit

On behalf of the COGCC, Attorney General Cynthia Coffman filed a motion on August 30 in Denver District Court to dismiss the claims of the Wildgrass Oil and Gas Committee (“WOGc”) lawsuit that challenged the June 1 decision of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Committee (“COGCC”) to grant drilling permits for the Livingston pad in Broomfield.  The premise…

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Extraction Sends Mineral Owners Notice of New Well to be Drilled from Livingston Pad

Some Broomfield mineral owners began receiving notices this past week from Extraction Oil and Gas dated August 13 with the heading: “RE: Notice of Intent to Propose Rule 318A.a.(4)D Horizontal Wells.”  Since the letter continues the pattern of obscure, confusing communication from Extraction, Wildgrass residents began investigating the meaning of the letter.  The letter asks for mineral owner signatures…

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August 28 Council Meeting Brings Concerns about CDP Risk Analysis, Air Quality Monitoring and Limits on Future Citizen Comments

The August 28 Council Meeting marked the first meeting following the August 20 conditional approval of the CDP by City Manager Ozaki, with no update since August 20 on any talks with Extraction on their acceptance of the conditions.  Anticipating public comments on the CDP, Mayor Ahrens prefaced August 28 Citizen Comments by stating that they would hold public…

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“Boulder County Commissioners, Lafayette file lawsuit against COGCC, oil and gas company”- The Broomfield Enterprise

By Sam Lounsberry, The Broomfield Enterprise 8/31/18 “The Boulder County Commissioners and Lafayette on Friday filed a lawsuit in Denver District Court against the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission and drilling operator 8North as defendants, alleging the state agency wrongly approved the company’s applications to drill in two areas of eastern Boulder County.” “8North’s plans to drill…

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