Extraction Sends Mineral Owners Notice of New Well to be Drilled from Livingston Pad

Some Broomfield mineral owners began receiving notices this past week from Extraction Oil and Gas dated August 13 with the heading: “RE: Notice of Intent to Propose Rule 318A.a.(4)D Horizontal Wells.”  Since the letter continues the pattern of obscure, confusing communication from Extraction, Wildgrass residents began investigating the meaning of the letter.  The letter asks for mineral owner signatures…

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August 28 Council Meeting Brings Concerns about CDP Risk Analysis, Air Quality Monitoring and Limits on Future Citizen Comments

The August 28 Council Meeting marked the first meeting following the August 20 conditional approval of the CDP by City Manager Ozaki, with no update since August 20 on any talks with Extraction on their acceptance of the conditions.  Anticipating public comments on the CDP, Mayor Ahrens prefaced August 28 Citizen Comments by stating that they would hold public…

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“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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