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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“Noise is the biggest source of oil and gas complaints in Colorado: Complaints at drill sites near Erie show the difficulty of the conflict” Denver Post 8/20/17

Front Page Denver Post   By John Ingold “In 2010, state regulators fielded 240 complaints. By 2013, that number had risen only to 252. But last year, 419 complaints were filed with the state. Through July of this year, the tally is already higher — 704 complaints. The biggest reason for the jump in those complaints is not concern…

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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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Proposed Charter Amendment to Include Health and Safety on Oil and Gas Has Sufficient Signatures for November Ballot

On 8/14, Broomfield County Clerk Jim Candelarie informed Broomfield Health and Safety First that they had submitted sufficient signatures to move forward with their proposed charter amendment.  The initiative needed 2,435 signatures to be approved for the November ballot and the Broomfield County Clerk accepted 2,847 of the signatures submitted for the initiative. The Broomfield Health and Safety First…

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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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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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“Post-Firestone, Front Range Cities Seek Oil And Gas Local Control 2.0” Colorado Public Radio

“Post-Firestone, Front Range Cities Seek Oil And Gas Local Control 2.0” Colorado Public Radio, Grace Hood, 8/3/17 Features pending Broomfield and Thorton regulations, along with comments by Anthem Ranch resident Kunta Hutabarat, Oil and Gas Update Committee member Susan Speece, COGA President Dan Haley, and Broomfield City Council member Greg Stokes  

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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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In Colorado, surging suburbs and the oil and gas industry collide over safety concerns- PBS News Hour

In Colorado, surging suburbs and the oil and gas industry collide over safety concerns June 29, 2017 at 6:20 PM EDT Judy Woodruff, PBS New Hour and Dan Boyce, Inside Energy Reports National PBS coverage on our concerns in the northern suburbs, focusing on Firestone and including interviews with Firestone residents, CU Researcher Lisa McKenzie, Gov. Hickenlooper, COGA President…

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