Broomfield Sends Letter to Erie Requesting that Crestone Acme Pad Use Broomfield Regulations

On July 17, the City of Broomfield sent a letter to Erie requesting that Erie and Crestone agree that the Acme Pad sited just north of Broomfield “comply with all requirements of Broomfield’s oil and gas regulations as approved on July 10, 2018.”  Broomfield’s letter was in response to a referral for the Crestone Acme Pad application sent by…

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“Colorado toxicology official warns parents of tests like one that found benzene in Erie boy’s blood” – Denver 7 News

By Jennifer Kovaleski, Denver 7 News 7/13/18 When Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Toxicologist Mike Van Dyke reports on their late investigation into Dr. Beth Ewaskowitz’s son’s high benzene levels in Erie, he points to inadequate testing procedures and dismisses everyone’s concerns by saying it is “a huge challenge” without offering any solutions. Dr. Ewaskowitz expresses…

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Council Passes Regulations Unanimously With Future Consideration of Amendments and Air Quality Testing Goes Forward

“Take a picture,” Mayor Ahrens stated as he added that he “was proud that Council came together” to  unanimously pass Ordinance No. 2067 Amending Certain Sections of the Broomfield Municipal Code Concerning Broomfield Oil and Gas Regulations.  Six votes were needed for the regulations to pass on a night when only eight Council members were present, with Council Members…

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Broomfield Concerned has officially debuted its new YouTube channel

Want to see key parts of council meetings? Better understand how key exchanges at each meeting impact fracking decisions in your backyard? Broomfield Concerned has officially debuted its new YouTube channel. Click on the link to subscribe today, and be among the first to see one of our new videos, outlining critically important parts of the June 26 council…

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Five-Hour Review of the CDP Ends with Questions About Waiting Until July 30

After a five-hour review of the second half of the Comprehensive Drilling Plan, both Mayor Ahrens and City Manager Ozaki agreed that it was “interesting” to think about the problem that Wildgrass resident Mark Lindner had raised much earlier, “How could the City possibly go forward with approval of the Comprehensive Drilling Plan which is tied to specific locations…

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“Boulder researchers add to findings that methane output from oil and gas is 60% higher than previously thought” – The Daily Camera

By Charlie Brennan, The Daily Camera 6/21/18 “A new study released today with contributions from a researcher at the University of Colorado has found that the nation’s oil and gas industry annually puts out 13 million metric tons of the greenhouse gas methane from its operations — 60 percent more than the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency previously estimated.” “The…

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“Exposure to fracking chemicals and wastewater spurs fat cell development”- Duke University Study

According to a peer reviewed Duke University study to be published on June 21 in Science of the Total Environment, fracking chemical and wastewater exposure promotes fat cell development, or adipogenesis, in living cells in a laboratory.  Chris Kassotis, a postdoctoral research associate at Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment, stated that,  “We saw significant fat cell proliferation and lipid…

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