Acceptance of CDP may be risky business- Guest Opinion – Broomfield Enterprise 7/22/18

By Patrick Talbot Extraction Oil & Gas, Inc., proposes to drill 84 horizontal fracking wells in close proximity to densely populated residential communities, boulevards, parks, and our planned future Broomfield potable water source. Extraction was required to submit a Risk Management Plan as part of their Comprehensive Drilling Plan (CDP) to obtain permits to drill in Broomfield. The current…

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Adams County Protest for Unprecedented COGCC Hearing Requests Alternative Site Analysis for Broomfield Extraction Pads

In anticipation of an August 1 COGCC hearing on the drilling permits for Extraction Interchange and Northwest Pads sited in Broomfield, Adams County filed a July 16 protest document that asks that the COGCC “not approve the Application until all the alternative sites (Huron, United, Sheridan, and Lowell) are evaluated as potential alternative well locations.”  The four named sites…

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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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