Please Review the Oil and Gas Update Committee Documents and Attend the August 29 Study Session

The Oil and Gas Update Committee Documents are available for review before the August 29 City Council Study Session at 6 pm.  You can find the chapter which is proposed to be added to the Comprehensive Plan here.  A separate document listing “Regulatory & Agreement Recommendations” can be found here. If you have any concerns after you review the…

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Press release – Gov. Hickenlooper announces State’s response following review of oil and gas operations

Gov. Hickenlooper’s press release- The text follows: DENVER — Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced the state’s response following a three month review of oil and gas operations. He called for the review after the deadly home explosion in Firestone last April that killed two people and injured a third. “At the time of the explosion,…

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Extraction Memo Objects to Oil and Gas Update Committee Draft Recommendations: What About Evidence of Previous COGCC Uncertainty with Setbacks?

In an 8/3 memo to the Oil and Gas Update Committee and City officials regarding the Oil and Gas Update Committee Draft Recommendations, Chandler Newhall of Extraction Oil and Gas detailed “a number of concerns as to the technical and economic feasibility, and legality of the recommendations as currently written.”  He referred to the “in‐depth technical knowledge” at the…

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City Council Unanimous in Support of Protesting Spacing Unit Applications

At the 8/8 City Council Study Session, City Council members were unanimous in their support of protesting the Crestone and Extraction spacing unit applications before the 8/28 protest deadline.  64-page packets of resident emails from 7/10 – 8/8 on the back table of the Council Chambers provided evidence that City Council members were following the sentiment of the people….

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Oil and Gas Draft Recommendations and Timeline for Completion and Council Review

Thanks to all who attended the 7/20 Community Forum and/or submitted their comments to the Update Committee.  The 25 minute video of the 7/20 Community Forum is here. Your feedback on the Draft was due by 5 pm Friday 7/21.  You can still read the Draft version of the Update Committee document here. The Oil and Gas Committee, with…

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Spacing Applications Reach into Broadlands and McKay Landing, Anthem Highlands “Doughnut Hole”

On 7/13, Extraction filed 6 spacing applications with the COGCC which are currently scheduled to be heard on 9/11 & 9/12 in Durango.  In addition to the timing of the filing, another surprise was that the “South” spacing applications reach further south in Broomfield than expected. As you can see on the overview and detail maps below, Extraction’s “South” spacing…

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Crestone Peak Disregarding Broomfield Health and Safety Requests

When a surprise announcement was made at the 6/13 Broomfield City Council Meeting that Crestone Peak Resources had filed a COGCC spacing application within Broomfield, City Council members immediately expressed unease.  In seeking to place 44 wells on 4 well pads over 1920 acres north of Highway 7, how would Crestone respond to CCOB requests to include the health…

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Large Crestone Peak Resources Spacing Application: Update at 6/27 CCOB Meeting

Three square miles of Broomfield – it was obvious that the large size of the proposed spacing application submitted by Crestone Peak Resources to the COGCC surprised even the CCOB staff at the 6/27 CCOB meeting.  The teal rectangle on the map shows these three-square miles which are north of State Highway 7, south of County Road 8, and…

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Where were the oil and gas industry representatives at the Marble/Saine Energy Summit?

Senator Vicki Marble (R-SD23) stated that the goal of the Marble/Saine Stakeholder Energy Summit was “to have a full discussion” on “abandoned flowlines” and “statutory pooling” with “input from all affected stakeholders.”  Then why were the oil and gas industry associations not participating on the June 22 panel even though they were invited? As one of the homeowners in the…

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Erie may consider fracking as ‘public health and safety’ concern- Daily Camera

“Erie may consider fracking as ‘public health and safety’ concern”  – Daily Camera by Anthony Hahn 6/30/17 Broomfield residents may be interested in following what happens with our neighbors when “Erie officials in July weigh an emergency ordinance amending the town’s ‘public health and safety’ code to consider complaints against oil and gas odors.” In explaining why the…

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