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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“Special report: How the U.S. Government Hid Fracking’s Risks to Drinking Water” Inside Climate News 11/22/17

“Special report: How the U.S. Government Hid Fracking’s Risks to Drinking Water” By Neela Banerjee, Inside Climate News 11/22/17 This in-depth article includes: – conclusions from scientists contracted by the EPA in 2002 that fracking posed some risk to drinking water – how their results were ignored by the EPA in 2004 – how Congress’ Energy Policy Act in…

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Living With Oil & Gas- An Inside Energy Podcast Special

“Living With Oil & Gas- An Inside Energy Podcast Special” By Leigh Paterson for Inside Energy 11/17 This 28-minute podcast features comments from COGCC Director Matt Lepore in response to citizen complaints, from a Firestone neighbor about the tragedy, and from John Dulles at the Oct. 24 Broomfield Council vote on the MOU with Extraction. It also includes a…

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Two council members dropped from portion of suit against city – Broomfield Enterprise Nov. 19

“Two council members dropped from portion of suit against city” By Jennifer Rios   Broomfield Enterprise   11/19/17 “Milender said the portion of the lawsuit about a conflict of interest involving Law-Evans and Taylor still stands, but they were dropped as defendants to streamline the court process.” “The lawsuit, filed Oct. 24 with the 17th Judicial Court,…

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Oil & gas plug site forced to shut down after violation is found near elementary school – Denver 7 Nov. 10

By Oscar Contreras  Denver 7  Nov. 10 “An oil and gas plug site was forced to temporarily shut down its operations after the Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) found it violated safety practices near an elementary school in the Town of Erie. The order to cease operations at Crestone Peak Resources LLC came after an investigation of…

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