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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Colorado Rising Announces Language for Six Ballot Initiatives for 2020

At 11 am on 1/7/2020, from the back porch of a home in the Anthem Highlands neighborhood with a drilling operation booming in the background, Colorado Rising announced its plan to put another setback measure on the 2020 ballot. A grassroots organization known for its support of proposition 112 from the 2018 election, Colorado Rising is proposing six different…

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Updated Extraction Timeline Suspends Drilling at Four Sites, Prompting Questions

On Monday afternoon, 12/30/2019, the Broomfield City Council received an updated project schedule from Extraction by way of city staff, which was promptly posted online for citizen access. It is assumed the document was provided to city staff directly by Extraction, though it is unclear at this time if it was shared with any additional information. The updated plan finishes drilling…

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Davis 43-6 Well Repair Completed

Broomfield Oil and Gas News Flash reports that Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission’s (COGCC) repair work on the Davis  43-6 plugged and abandoned well will reportedly be completed by the end of the week of December 8, 2019.  After recementing numerous zones in the well and filling voids in the original surface casing, the workover rig will be…

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Broomfield Gives Breach of Contract Notice to Extraction Oil and Gas (Updated)

In what’s now unfolding as an ongoing effort to protect public health and safety by the Broomfield City Council and staff, Broomfield has written a letter to Extraction Oil and Gas (XOG), informing them of their breach of contract status due to excessive noise on operating well pads. The effort includes contact with Lt. Governor Dianne Primavera, Lisa Kaufmann…

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Repair Continues for Methane Leak from Davis 43-6 Well Due to Weather Delays

On Wednesday, November 27, the City and County of Broomfield published an update stating that the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) was continuing work to repair the Davis 43-6 plugged and abandoned well under Graham Peak Way in a new Anthem Highlands subdivision. The COGCC has made repairs to the depth of 1180 feet but they will…

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State Finds Elevated Benzene Levels Next to Extraction’s Operations Near Bella Romero Academy

In a press release today, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) announced that benzene measurements taken by the State’s mobile air quality monitoring lab next to Extraction Oil and Gas operations at Bella Romero 4-8 Academy in Greeley exceeded federal health guidelines on Nov. 5. The measured…

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Equipment Moves Onto Livingston Pad During the Week of Nov. 24 Before Completions Begin

Update:  The photo below is of the trucks moving equipment and portable toilets towards the Livingston Pad on Nov. 30.  The City and County of Broomfield (CCOB) announced on Nov. 21 that Extraction Oil and Gas would begin moving completions equipment onto the Livingston Pad during the week of Nov. 24 in preparation for the completions phase to begin…

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Erin Martinez to testify in COGCC Rule-making

As described in recent 7 News story, Erin Martinez will take center stage on Thursday morning (11/21/2019) to advocate for removal of plugged and abandoned flow lines as well as better mapping and awareness for residents of where active flow lines run. Her husband and brother were killed in an explosion more than two years ago– an explosion that…

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