“What Went Wrong?” – “Firestone Gas Explosion” Episode of Insight with John Ferrugia 12/14/17

“What went wrong?” Firestone, Erie and Broomfield are featured in “Firestone Gas Explosion,” the latest episode of Insight with John Ferrugia, a production of Rocky Mountain PBS. John Ferrugia’s investigative piece features: – An examination of the Firestone tragedy, flowline regulations and enforcement, with comments by Firestone residents, Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) Director Matt Lepore, Anadarko…

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Drillers Flock to Rockies as Sleepiest Shale Corner Awakens- Bloomberg News 12/14/17

“Drillers Flock to Rockies as Sleepiest Shale Corner Awakens” by Kevin Crowley and Meena Vamburkar Bloomberg News 12/14/17   The Denver Post carried this Bloomberg News story on its 12/18/17 print edition front page. The title is not a surprise, but it also includes investment numbers such as “Extraction Oil & Gas Inc. has spent $333 million buying access…

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“Hydraulic fracturing and infant health: New evidence from Pennsylvania” – Science Advances 12/13/17

A peer-reviewed study which links lower birth weights to living within 2 miles of hydraulic fracturing sites has just been published and is capturing mainstream media attention. “Hydraulic fracturing and infant health: New evidence from Pennsylvania” Science Advances 13 Dec 2017: Vol. 3, no. 12 http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/3/12/e1603021 Here is the full text of the study. ________________________________________________________________________________________________ Coverage in The Wall…

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Crestone sues Colorado, Extraction, Broomfield for overlapping drilling applications – The Broomfield Enterprise 12/12/17

“Crestone sues Colorado, Extraction, Broomfield for overlapping drilling applications” By Amelia Arvesen The Broomfield Enterprise 12/12/17 “Crestone Peak Resources has filed a lawsuit urging Denver District Court to throw out another oil and gas operator’s application to drill in Broomfield.” “The lawsuit, filed last week, names the City and County of Broomfield, Extraction and the Colorado Oil and Gas…

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Colorado company to spend $480 million in 2018 on oil and gas development north of Denver- Denver Business Journal 12/12/17

With announcements by PDC and Anadarko of 2018 expenditures to expand operations in the area, Broomfield residents and neighboring communities need to stay on alert.     “Colorado company to spend $480 million in 2018 on oil and gas development north of Denver” – Denver Business Journal 12/12/17 By Mark Hardin “PDC Energy Inc. says it plans to spend $480…

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Boulder County, Lafayette to request public forums on Extraction drilling proposal – The Daily Camera 12/7

“Boulder County, Lafayette to request public forums on Extraction drilling proposal” By Amelia Arvesen The Daily Camera 12/7/17 “Boulder County and Lafayette are pushing back against an oil and gas operator by asking that state regulators reject a plan for additional wells and require more public participation in the development. Extraction Oil and Gas is the second operator along…

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Broomfield’s Wildgrass subdivision, Extraction Oil and Gas reach agreement on proper notice

“Broomfield’s Wildgrass subdivision, Extraction Oil and Gas reach agreement on proper notice Related: Crestone files court appeal over its Broomfield interests” By Jennifer Rios, The Broomfield Enterprise 12/6/17 At City Council on 12/5, CCOB Attorney Tuthill and CCOB Manager Ozaki announced: – Wildgrass Homeowners Association withdrew its protest on lack of proper notice by Extraction as Extraction agreed to…

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A dozen fires and explosions at Colorado oil and gas facilities in 8 months since fatal blast in Firestone- The Denver Post 12/6/17

“A dozen fires and explosions at Colorado oil and gas facilities in 8 months since fatal blast in Firestone: New pipeline rules proposed but they don’t deal with fatalities from oil and gas industry fires and explosions.” By Bruce Finley, The Denver Post 12/6/17 This article covers the lack of enforcement authority at any level that has come into…

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Crestone sues Erie in bid to have town’s odor ordinance ruled unconstitutional- The Daily Camera Nov. 30

“Crestone sues Erie in bid to have town’s odor ordinance ruled unconstitutional: Denver oil and gas firm says Erie’s ordinance too vague” By Amelia Arvesen 11/30/17 The Daily Camera “Crestone Peak Resources filed a lawsuit Thursday in Weld County seeking to have Erie’s newly enacted odor ordinance ruled unconstitutional. The Denver-based oil and gas company was served its first…

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Broomfield Issues featured on “Gov. Hickenlooper, A Homeowner And A Mineral Rights Holder Hash Out Oil, Gas Issues”

During CPR’s Nov. 29 Colorado Matters monthly interview with Gov. Hickenlooper, these aspects of the Broomfield fight against residential multiwell drilling are featured: – Broomfield 301 comments from Gov. Hickenlooper – the request by Adams County resident Megan Townsend to move the Extraction pads (Northwest A & B) back to the previously planned site across Northwest Parkway (Huron) –…

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