Broomfield Concerned Questions CCOB About Impact of XOG Chapter 11 Filing

We’ve seen a lot of questions and concerns appearing on Facebook and elsewhere about the impact of the Chapter 11 filing of Extraction and what that means to Broomfield residents. We compiled a list of questions in response to the concerns we’ve seen, and sent the following email (in italics below) to council and staff on 9/18/2020: Hello council…

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City Council Meeting Provides Updates on Court Cases

Burrowing Owl Habitat and Noise Citation Cases Included in Attorney’s Update During the June 9 Broomfield City Council Meeting, City and County of Broomfield (CCOB) Attorney Sullivan provided an update on outstanding court cases involving CCOB citations against Extraction Oil and Gas.   Tomorrow morning, Wednesday, June 10, Extraction is finally expected to enter a plea in Municipal Court on…

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Air Monitoring System Detects Elevated Benzene Levels on 5/25/2020 Likely Associated with Oil and Gas Activity

A “trigger canister” event on 5/25/2020 has yielded some concerning data about the Benzene levels measured in the resulting report. The report concludes that “The Apis systems at Livingston 02 & 03 (see map here) triggered canister samples at 4:12 & 4:15 a.m. on 5/25/20. The higher of the two 1-hour benzene estimates was 8.8 ppb, very near the…

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Extraction to Begin Spudding on United Pad on May 20 Despite Financial Decline

Extraction will begin spudding 16 wells on the United Pad on May 20 at 160th and Huron, according to a May 18 announcement from the City and County of Broomfield (CCOB).  In the month since CCOB received Extraction’s required 30-day spudding notice on April 17, Extraction has “hired strategic advisors” and skipped a $14.8 million payment on some senior…

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Pandemic Causes Delay in Further Testing of Methane Leak in Anthem Highlands

Scheduled methane leak testing of the Davis 43-6 plugged and abandoned well under Graham Peak Way in Anthem Highlands has been delayed due to the pandemic.  This came to light when Council Member Jean Lim began asking City and County of Broomfield (CCOB) Staff about the testing following high TVOC (total volatile organic compound) readings at Thunder Vista and…

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Extraction Moving Forward with United Pad Operations as Soon as May

A statement released by the city of Broomfield today announces that Extraction provided notice of their intent to begin spudding the 16 permitted wells on the United pad. This pad is located south of 160th and west of Huron. Spudding could begin as soon as May 18th, the announcement said. Drilling and fracking operations at other Extraction sites have…

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Extraction Challenges Broomfield’s Ability to Protect Its Residents During Pandemic

Legal briefs from both Extraction Oil and Gas and the City and County of Broomfield (CCOB) are due on Friday, April 3 regarding CCOB Board of Health’s proposed order to protect the health of Broomfield residents living near the Livingston Pad by suspending flowback during the COVID-19 stay at home period ordered by the governor.  On March 27, Extraction…

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Benzene Spike on March 24th, March 25th Emphasizes Residents’ Concern, Anxiety During Pandemic

In a recent post, the City and County of Broomfield reported that there was a “series of anomalous TVOC Indicator activity from 8:40 pm on 3/24 through the morning of 3/25.”   This document cited that the event on 3/25 was a “sustained” event that lasted around 1.5 hours. It is uncertain if this activity was from one single…

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Special Meeting of the Board of Health is still scheduled for tonight, despite Extraction being granted a Temporary Restraining Order against Broomfield.

On Friday, March 27th, Extraction Oil and Gas obtained a Temporary Restraining Order by District Court Judge Robert W. Kiesnowski Jr. The restraining order prohibits Broomfield from “issuing any order directing Extraction to halt or suspend operations due to COVID-19 or other health-related concerns as developed at the Broomfield Board of Health, March 25, 2020, special meeting,” according to…

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Initial Court Proceeding Leads to Next Steps for Broomfield Noise Ordinance

The city and county of Broomfield announced that “On Tuesday, February 3, 2020, Extraction Oil and Gas appeared in Broomfield Municipal Court on six summons and complaints for failure to comply with Broomfield’s noise ordinance on thirteen separate days. The summons and complaints allege that Extraction violated Broomfield’s noise ordinance by continuing to operate at night without providing Broomfield…

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