Flaring Near Livingston Pad Allowed During Maintenance, According to City

Several Broomfield residents were alarmed when they saw flaring near the Livingston Pad on Friday, April 26 about 3 pm.  One Anthem Ranch resident sent a video of the incident to Broomfield Director of Strategic Initiatives Tami Yellico.  An April 26 notice from the City that “standard” maintenance activities on the old well Livingston 43-07 would begin had been…

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Extraction Pipeline Fire Was Handled Appropriately, According to City

Extraction pipeline workers “pulling a gas line that contained some residual product that caught fire” handled the reporting of this fire according to proper protocol, according to the City.  This incident occurred “in an area between 160th and Highway 7 on the east side of Huron Street” on April 26. On April 27, the City posted the following announcement:…

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“April 26, 2019, North Metro Fire Rescue District Report of Black Smoke” – CCOB

Announcement from the City and County of Broomfield 4/27/19 “April 26, 2019, North Metro Fire Rescue District Report of Black Smoke” “The North Metro Fire and Rescue District (NMFRD) investigated some black smoke the afternoon of Friday, April 26, 2019.  Engine 66 was responding to a potential car accident and noticed some black smoke in an area between 160th…

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Council Holding Executive Session After Many Interchange Pad Problems and Appeals

Strong petroleum odor problems are just the latest addition to the citizen complaints of nearby residents as drilling begins at the Extraction Interchange Pad.  An Executive Session at 5 p.m. today was just added to the previously published Council Agenda for the “purpose of discussing legal advice regarding Extraction Oil and Gas, Inc.’s operations within Broomfield and the Amended…

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“EPA, Colorado target oil and gas company HighPoint in federal court, accusing company of failing to control air pollution at storage tanks” – The Denver Post

“Following state inspections using infrared cameras, federal and state attorneys allege failure to control emissions of volatile ozone-forming chemicals, benzene and other hazardous pollutants” By Bruce Finley, The Denver Post 4/21/19 “The 27-page lawsuit filed Friday in U.S. District Court accuses the HighPoint Operating Corporation of failing to control volatile organic compounds (VOCs), precursors of ozone smog, as well as…

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City Council April 23 Agenda Has Request for Future Discussion of Moratorium and No Drilling Under Rocky Flats

At the Tuesday, April 23 Council Meeting, Item 13c the monthly Oil and Gas Update Report will later be followed by Item 18a Councilmember Requests for Future Action which includes: – “Councilmember Shelton has requested that Council make a motion to oppose drilling under Rocky Flats. (See the Rocky Flats Stewardship Council’s motion included as Attachment 1)”  –  “Councilmember…

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Amended Complaint Filed in WOGc v. COGCC Forced Pooling Constitutional Rights Case

WOGc Also Protesting United South Forced Pooling by Extraction On April 15, Wildgrass Oil and Gas Committee (WOGc) filed an amended complaint in federal court for WOGc v. Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC), the federal forced pooling constitutional rights case that was first filed on January 23.  You can read the amended complaint filed by WOGc Attorney…

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Governor Polis Signs SB19-181 Protect Public Welfare Oil and Gas Operations: Next Up is COGCC Rulemaking and Local Government Regulation Review

On April 16, Governor Polis signed SB19-181 Protect Public Welfare Oil and Gas Operations into law.  This signals the official start of what is estimated to be around two years of rulemaking at the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to implement the bill.  The COGCC had postponed their…

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Erie Thriving Lawsuit Moves Forward Against Erie Over Crestone Acme Site Approval

According to a press release from Erie Thriving, a subsidiary of Resident Rights, the Boulder County District Court has accepted an amended claim and the Erie Thriving lawsuit can go forward with four complaints.  The lawsuit was originally filed on 12/20/18 over the Erie Board of Trustees’ 11/4/18 approval of an Operator Agreement with Crestone Peak Resources which included…

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