Boulder County Requests COGCC Response as Crestone Violates Stay by Filing More COGCC Permits

In a Boulder County press release today, Boulder County announced that Crestone Peak Resources, LLC had filed more Boulder County drilling permits with the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) despite the fact that Boulder County had filed a lawsuit against Crestone on September 25 and had requested a stay on permits.  Boulder County now requests that the…

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Complaint Hearing Process and Reverse Setback Amendments Return on Nov. 27 Council Agenda

When the Oil and Gas Regulations (Ordinance No. 2067) were approved on July 10 with outstanding questions about three additions, Mayor Ahrens stated that the passing of the regulations was “a first step,” with “amendments every two weeks if we need to.”  One month later one of these amendments for Staff to seek direction from Council on new oil…

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Protest 30 Wells on Acme Pad: Attend or Write Council Before Nov. 27 and Submit COGCC Comments by Dec. 5 & 30

What can you do to express your concerns about the fast-moving 30 well development of the Acme Pad?  Please consider taking the action steps listed below on this pad which would greatly impact Anthem Ranch, Anthem Highlands, and Erie residents who live near its location at the corner of Highway 7 and Bonanza Drive.  It was approved by Erie…

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Extraction Oil and Gas Attempting to Acquire Mineral Leases in Boulder Heatherwood Neighborhood

Residents of the Heatherwood Subdivision in Boulder County contacted Broomfield Concerned on Monday to help them decipher the mysterious lease offers that they had received from Extraction Oil and Gas on Friday, Nov. 16.  They are now in contact with Boulder County, according to a report in The Daily Camera which also had an excerpt in The Denver Post….

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Commerce City Residents Faced with 144 Extraction Oil and Gas Wells Near E470 Request Other Communities Attend Monday Meeting

There is a meeting tomorrow (11/19) in Commerce City regarding additional oil and gas development along E470. Extraction Oil & Gas has applications in the COGCC pipeline that tally 144 wells from 9 sites neighboring Commerce City neighborhoods near E470. Extraction also proposes drilling to Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge, the sarin gas Superfund Site. (The city has a…

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Residents Rights and Wild Earth Guardians Response to City and County of Broomfield and Extraction Oil and Gas Motions to Dismiss

Residents Rights and Wild Earth Guardians released a statement on Friday afternoon, November 16 in response to motions to dismiss filed by both the City and County of Broomfield (CCOB) and Extraction Oil and Gas.  CCOB has not released any statement about filing the motion to dismiss.  The motions to dismiss are part of public court records and are…

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Statement from Highlands Resource Corporation on Withdrawal of Rocky Flats Permits

Announcement on the City of Broomfield Oil and Gas Webpage “Statement from Highlands Resource Corporation” “The following statement was just issued by Highlands Resource Corporation: After listening to community concerns and considering all of the factors relating to its proposed development of 5,200 acres of leasehold in Jefferson County, Highlands Natural Resources has determined that the best course of…

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“Oil and gas company drops all plans to drill beneath Rocky Flats following intense backlash” The Denver Post

By John Aguilar, The Denver Post 11/15/18   “A company with plans to drill for oil and gas underneath the long-shuttered Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant, which prompted a loud outcry from Superior residents worried about the potential disturbance of buried plutonium, said Thursday it will drop all efforts to develop minerals on the edge of the 6,200-acre site…

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