WOGc State Court Case Dismissed But Federal Case and COGCC Protests Continue

In the Wildgrass Oil and Gas Committee (WOGc) case in State Court, Judge Whitney upheld the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission’s motion to dismiss the case and WOGc stated  that they will not be appealing this decision. The premise of the WOGc health and safety lawsuit was that the COGCC failed to take into account health, safety, environment,…

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COGCC Will Not Pause Permits But Will Give Them “Greater Scrutiny”

Stating that a ban is contrary to the intent of SB19-181 Protect Public Welfare Oil And Gas Operations, Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) Director Jeff Robbins made it clear at the COGCC’s May 21 meeting that the COGCC will continue to process permits while engaging in rulemaking.  He said that the COGCC will give permits “greater scrutiny”…

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First Quarter Report of Air Quality Monitoring Program Yields Baselines and Questions about Frequency

By Becky McLeod At a very full May 14 Study Session, Broomfield’s City Council heard their first quarterly baseline report from Ajax Analytics representative Brent Buck and Dr. Arsineh Hecobian from Colorado State University.  This first air quality monitoring program presentation was the result of the City’s August 2018 contract with Ajax at a cost of $1.1 million dollars…

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Will Sheridan and Lowell Be a Safe Intersection Due to Extraction Construction Over the Next Several Weeks?

At the May 14 Study Session, questions from residents and Council Members to Staff continued about increased traffic risks due to two upcoming Extraction construction projects at the intersection of Sheridan and Lowell.  After the City originally approved Extraction going forward simultaneously with both sound wall construction on the Livingston Pad and repair of Sheridan Boulevard caused on November…

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Is Extraction Using Carcinogenic, Odorous Drilling Mud at the Interchange Pad?

The odor complaints of residents living near the Interchange Pad have finally received some attention, but the most significant question remains unanswered:  Is Extraction using carcinogenic, odorous drilling mud at the Interchange Pad?  Adams County resident Barb Binder asked that question at Council on May 14 and several Broomfield residents have followed up with emails to ask if Extraction…

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“‘It is impacting our health’: Broomfield residents complain about weird smell near oil and gas site” – Denver 7

“‘It is impacting our health’: Broomfield residents complain about weird smell near oil and gas site” By Meghan Lophez, Denver 7 5/17/19 You can watch the 2 1/2 minute 6 p.m. Denver 7 lead story at this link, including interviews with residents Barb Binder and Kathy Swan-Bogard and Council Member Kevin Kreeger.  https://www.thedenverchannel.com/…/it-is-impacting-our-heal… “Residents of a Broomfield neighborhood behind…

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COGCC Tuesday Only Agenda Limited to Presentations and Comments as Hearings Continued to June

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) has abbreviated its usual two-day monthly agenda to include only a Tuesday, May 21 line up which includes:– public comment– many Staff presentations, at least some related to SB 181– an Executive Session which includes a discussion of the Wildgrass Oil and Gas Committee federal constitutional lawsuit v. COGCC and City…

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New Members of COGCC Include Broomfield Resident Mark Hopkins

Congratulations to Anthem Ranch resident and former Broomfield Task Force Member Mark Hopkins for his selection to the COGCC! Announcement by the COGCC: “Governor Polis Announces Members of Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission” “Governor Jared Polis announced today the appointment of members of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC). The Commission has been reconstituted to meet…

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