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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Broomfield Asks COGCC for Help with Noise Complaints Coming from Livingston Pad

Broomfield took an unprecedented step on Thursday based on widespread community impacts from continued noise at the Livingston pad. Noise complaints, which according to the newsflash, totaled 28 last night (2/26/2020) and 124 since milling and tubing operations began on the pad, prompted the city, specifically city manager Jennifer Hoffman, to reach out to the COGCC for relief. On…

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Recent AJAX Air Quality Report Reveals Concerning Results, Including an Unexpected Toxic Chemical Measuring Above Health Guidelines.

The Broomfield community was made aware of high levels of the chemical Tetrachloroethylene at the Air Quality monitoring study session on Tuesday, February 18th. AJAX Analytics, the company hired by Broomfield to monitor the potential toxins released into the air by residential oil and gas operations, detected high levels of this unexpected chemical at the Livingston Site on February…

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BREAKING NEWS: BROOMFIELD FILES A MOTION IN MUNICIPAL COURT ASKING THE COURTS TO REQUIRE EXTRACTION TO COMPLY WITH THE EMERGENCY NOISE ORDINANCE.

On February 11th the City and County of Broomfield, acting on behalf of its Residents, filed a motion in Broomfield Municipal Court. This motion asks the courts to require Extraction Oil and Gas to immediately comply with the emergency noise ordinance which was effective as of January 22nd, 2020. According to the motion, Extraction Oil and Gas has failed…

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CITY AND COUNTY OF BROOMFIELD REVIEW HEALTH IMPACTS RELATED TO OIL AND GAS IN FEB. 4TH STUDY SESSION.

On February 4th, the City held a Study Session which included an overview of health concerns related to oil and gas development. Below is a summary of what was discussed. The City instituted an Oil and Gas Health Response Program back in November. The data collected from this program will be used for compliance and enforcement, BMP’s, and for…

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City and County of Broomfield Serves Noise Ordinance Citation to Extraction

In breaking news late Friday, the City and County of Broomfield announced that they served Extraction Oil and Gas a citation on February 7, 2020 for violating Broomfield’s noise ordinance the night of February 6, 2020. At a Council meeting on January 14th, after hearing public testimony and receiving a large influx of emails from residents impacted by excessive…

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City Council to Vote Tonight (1/28/20) for More Resources to Support Noise Ordinance.

UPDATE: This vote passed unanimously at the 1/28/2020 City Council meeting. Broomfield City Council will be taking a vote at the Council Meeting tonight for funding for “completion of a modeling study and for costs associated with adding three stationary monitoring stations” to support the City and County of Broomfield’s noise ordinance which was passed unanimously on January 14….

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