Commerce City Residents Faced with 144 Extraction Oil and Gas Wells Near E470 Request Other Communities Attend Monday Meeting

There is a meeting tomorrow (11/19) in Commerce City regarding additional oil and gas development along E470. Extraction Oil & Gas has applications in the COGCC pipeline that tally 144 wells from 9 sites neighboring Commerce City neighborhoods near E470. Extraction also proposes drilling to Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge, the sarin gas Superfund Site. (The city has a…

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Residents Rights and Wild Earth Guardians Response to City and County of Broomfield and Extraction Oil and Gas Motions to Dismiss

Residents Rights and Wild Earth Guardians released a statement on Friday afternoon, November 16 in response to a motion to dismiss filed by both the City and County of Broomfield (CCOB) and Extraction Oil and Gas.  CCOB has not released any statement about filing the motion to dismiss.  The lawsuit was served to CCOB on October 23.  Residents of…

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Statement from Highlands Resource Corporation on Withdrawal of Rocky Flats Permits

Announcement on the City of Broomfield Oil and Gas Webpage “Statement from Highlands Resource Corporation” “The following statement was just issued by Highlands Resource Corporation: After listening to community concerns and considering all of the factors relating to its proposed development of 5,200 acres of leasehold in Jefferson County, Highlands Natural Resources has determined that the best course of…

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“Oil and gas company drops all plans to drill beneath Rocky Flats following intense backlash” The Denver Post

By John Aguilar, The Denver Post 11/15/18   “A company with plans to drill for oil and gas underneath the long-shuttered Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant, which prompted a loud outcry from Superior residents worried about the potential disturbance of buried plutonium, said Thursday it will drop all efforts to develop minerals on the edge of the 6,200-acre site…

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Adams 12 School Board Postpones Decision on Oil and Gas Lease Offers To Deliberate Further

The Adams 12 School Board came out of Executive Session at its November 14 Meeting and immediately moved to not go forward with the previously recommended motion to accept an oil and gas lease offer for the minerals under Coyote Ridge and Prairie Hills Elementary Schools. Instead, the Board unanimously passed a motion to listen to public comments but…

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“Plans to drill under lake abruptly dropped” The Denver Post

By John Aguilar, The Denver Post 11/9/18 Front page of print edition Area residents concerned about their drinking water supply and open space are certainly relieved that Highlands Natural Resources Corp. withdrew its application to drill 14 wells under Standley Lake and 14 more under Westminster Hills Off-Lease Dog Park. However, the operator still plans to go forward with…

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Blue Wave Hits Colorado

A Democratic majority will take their seats in the Colorado Senate in January, ushering in a new era for the state. At the helm, Jared Polis, Democrat, will take his seat as Governor. Also victorious in the Colorado Attorney General race was Phil Weiser, a Democrat, who will replace Cynthia Coffman, who many see as a strong proponent for…

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Residents File Oil and Gas Complaint for Hydrogen Sulfide Release on Nov. 6

On the morning of November 6 at about 8:30 am, residents in Anthem Highlands reported to the City a strong sulphur-like smell near Thunder Vista School and the surrounding area.  According to a resident, the City’s response to her call was that it was likely from Extraction pipeline work that was beginning in the area. Some residents also filed…

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Newly Filed O & G Permits Including Broomfield Near Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge To Be Discussed November 13

The City of Broomfield announced today that new oil and gas development permits have been filed with the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) that include a small portion of Broomfield off of Indiana Street, in the area near the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge.  Highland Natural Resources Corporation has filed five drilling and spacing unit applications and…

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