Erie Reverses Decision: Passes Operator Agreement with 30 Wells on Acme Pad at Overflow Sunday Meeting

After the Erie Board of Trustees voted 3-4 to reject an Operator Agreement between Crestone and Erie on October 30, the Erie Board of Trustees passed a slightly modified version in Resolution 18-400 with a 4-2 vote at a 4 ½ hour Sunday afternoon session.  The Sunday vote was: Yes – Mayor Jennifer Carroll, Mayor Pro Tem Geoff Deakin,…

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Upcoming Erie Board of Trustees Meeting on 11/4/2018 Highlights Crestone Peak Operator Agreement Presentation and Q&A with Citizens

On Sunday 11/4/2018 at 2:00 pm, the town of Erie will have Board of Trustees meeting that highlights a “Crestone Peak Operator Agreement Presentation,” Q&A with citizens, and “A Resolution Of The Board Of Trustees Of The Town Of Erie Approving An Amended And Restated Operator Agreement With Crestone Peak Resources LLC.” The meeting will be at the Erie…

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Extraction Pipeline Installation Near the Livingston Pad Beginning November 5

Extraction will begin work on pipeline installation for the permitted Livingston Pad on November 5, according to a news release by the City.  At the October 23 Council Meeting during the Manager’s Report Oil and Gas Update, Tami Yellico had stated that the City Engineering Department was close to finalizing its review of the permits for this work. The…

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Erie Rejects Crestone Amended Operator Agreement with 30 Wells on Acme Pad

In a remarkable vote following extensive public comment and an Executive Session, the Erie Board of Trustees voted to reject the Amended and Restated Operator Agreement between Erie and Crestone.  This agreement would have increased the number of wells on the Acme Pad at the corner of Highway 7 and Bonanza Drive from 16 to 30 wells, greatly impacting…

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“Adams County approves moratorium on new drilling permits through end of November” Denver 7

By Blair Miller, Denver 7 10/30/18 “The Adams County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday voted 4-1 to temporarily halt any new permits for oil and gas drilling until the end of November to see what voters decide on a ballot proposal that would create new setback rules for new wells.”   “The moratorium on oil and gas permit applications…

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“New Operator Agreement Would End Erie Odor Ordinance Lawsuit” Daily Camera

By Anthony Hahn, Daily Camera 10/25/18 Thank you to Anthony Hahn for his 10/25 Daily Camera article “New operator agreement would end Erie odor ordinance lawsuit.”  Area residents will definitely appreciate that his article unpacks some of the complexities of oil and gas operations in residential neighborhoods, especially those that border different municipalities. Broomfield Concerned is concerned about the…

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Residents Rights and WildEarth Guardians File Lawsuit Against City Demanding Protections for Public Health and Safety from Drilling

Residents Rights and WildEarth Guardians served a lawsuit to the City of Broomfield and City Manager Ozaki on October 23.  It alleges that the City Manager “unlawfully approved of a ‘Comprehensive Drilling Plan’ allowing Extraction Oil and Gas to drill and frack 84 new wells in the City and County of Broomfield, despite the Plan’s failure to comply with…

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“When Your Neighborhood Goes Boom” High Country News

By Daniel Glick and Jason Platz, High Country News 10/19/18   This detailed account of the December 2017 Extraction Windsor Stromberger Well Pad explosion illuminates the extreme danger that the neighborhood and workers were under as the workers risked their lives to shut down the well after the explosion during flowback operations.   Former Colter Energy Supervisor Ernie Bouldin…

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