“Boulder County Commissioners, Lafayette file lawsuit against COGCC, oil and gas company”- The Broomfield Enterprise

By Sam Lounsberry, The Broomfield Enterprise 8/31/18 “The Boulder County Commissioners and Lafayette on Friday filed a lawsuit in Denver District Court against the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission and drilling operator 8North as defendants, alleging the state agency wrongly approved the company’s applications to drill in two areas of eastern Boulder County.” “8North’s plans to drill…

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“State finds issue at Extraction drill site near Erie, notifies health dept. for ‘air quality matter'”- Denver 7

By Jennifer Kovaleski, Denver 7 News Thank you, Candace Spicer, for taking the video of Friday’s visible plume from the Extraction Coyote Trail Pad near Vista Ridge! And kudos to Denver 7’s Jennifer Kovaleski for attempting to hold the COGCC and Extraction accountable for the emission and air quality problem! The COGCC inspector stated that there was “an issue…

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Health and Safety Lawsuit Filed by Wildgrass Oil and Gas Committee v. COGCC

The Wildgrass Oil and Gas Committee (“WOGc”) has filed a lawsuit challenging the June 1 decision of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Committee (“COGCC”) to grant drilling permits for the Livingston pad in Broomfield.  The premise of the lawsuit is that the COGCC failed to take into account health, safety, environment, and economic issues with the massive residential…

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Local Organizations Express Extreme Disappointment to the City After CDP Approval

In an August 21 letter to the City on the day after City Manager Charles Ozaki approved the Comprehensive Drilling Plan (CDP), ten local organizations stated that they were “extremely disappointed that the substantive efforts of countless residents and groups were dismissed or only partially addressed” as “idle industry threats have outweighed these concerns despite the language and mandates…

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CITY MANAGER APPROVES CDP

City and County of Broomfield (CCOB) Manager Charles Ozaki approved Extraction’s Comprehensive Drilling Plan (CDP), according to a press release dated August 20 that was posted on the City’s Oil and Gas webpage. In the letter to Eric Jacobsen of Extraction, CCOB Manager Ozaki listed 15 conditions for approval. In an attempt to address many citizen and Council objections…

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What’s Next for the CDP: Staff Will Review Public Comments and Present Acceptable Version to Extraction

After hearing over twenty-five citizens and Council members comment on numerous deficiencies in Extraction’s Comprehensive Drilling Plan (CDP) on August 14, City and County of Broomfield (CCOB) Manager Ozaki stated that the Staff would review those comments with special focus on enhancing the risk management plan.  However, it seems there will be no further opportunity for public review or…

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