Extraction Repairs to Sheridan Parkway Will Take at Least 60 Days, According to Dec. 11 Council Meeting Estimate

On November 28th while attempting to drill a 20 inch pipeline under the road, Extraction caused damage to Sheridan Parkway. At the December 11 Council Meeting, Assistant City Manager Kevin Standbridge estimated that road repairs to Sheridan Parkway will not be made by Extraction for about 60 to 75 days. Wildgrass resident Shannon Hammel reported that damage as causing danger…

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“Possible connection between cardiovascular disease and fracking found” – University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus “Researchers at the Colorado School of Public Health have found a possible connection between the intensity of oil and gas exploration in an area and early indicators of cardiovascular disease among nearby residents.” “In a pilot study of 97 people in Fort Collins, Greeley and Windsor, the scientists found that those who lived…

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Acme Pad Objections Continue From the City of Broomfield and Resident Rights

In ongoing efforts to object to the Acme Pad that was approved by Erie in their Nov. 4 Operator Agreement with Crestone, the City of Broomfield posted comments on the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) well permits as directed by Council on Nov. 27.  You can read their comments here. Also, as requested by Council, the Staff…

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Take Your Seat at the Table: Citizens, Scientists and Policymakers Plan for 2019 at the LOGIC Summit

“Take your seat at the table because it is high time that you can do so,” said Sara Loflin, Director of League of Oil and Gas Impacted Coloradans (LOGIC), to Colorado residents from across the state at the LOGIC 2019 Citizens, Science and Policy Summit held on December 8.  Her comments preceded a day of planning for 2019 by…

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First Test of Oil and Gas Regulations Coming with COGCC Approval of Crestone Goltl Pad

On Friday, December 7, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) sent Broomfield notice that it had approved Crestone’s permits for the Goltl Pad and its 26 wells in the northeast corner of Broomfield.  The Goltl Pad is located east of I-25, approximately one mile north of E. 168th Avenue, and one quarter mile west of County Road…

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Extraction Beginning Construction of Interchange Pads Despite Outstanding Well Permits

On December 6, the City and County of Broomfield announced in its Oil and Gas News Items that on Monday, December 10 Extraction would begin construction of the Interchange A & B Pads, located in the southwest corner near the interchange of I-25 and Northwest Parkway.  Although the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) Form 2A and 25…

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“Plan would keep oil and gas developments farther from playgrounds, athletic fields” – FoxDenver31 News

By Matt Mauro, 12/6/18 Thanks to Broomfield residents Camia Lowman and Heidi Henkel for speaking of their concerns for the health and safety of schoolchildren near oil and gas development. Please follow this link to hear their comments on current school setback rulemaking to require that oil and gas be setback at least 1,000 feet from the property line…

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Beginning of Extraction Project Marked by Extraction Damaging Sheridan Road and City Complaint Process Malfunction

The experiences of Wildgrass resident Shannon Hammel with the beginning of the Extraction project convinced her that she had to attend the December 4 Council Meeting to make Public Comments, despite her reservations about never having previously spoken before Council. Ms. Hammel described the surprise she felt when her car bottomed out on Sheridan Road and her frustration with…

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301 Broomfield Health and Safety First Letter Preceded Nov 27 Postponement of Regulation Amendments

A letter from 301 Broomfield Health and Safety First with suggestions on revisions to two oil and gas regulation amendments was sent to Council on Tuesday morning, Nov. 27.  At the beginning of the Nov. 27 Council Meeting, Council Member Castriotta previewed her later motion to postpone the first reading of the two amendments due to the fact that Council…

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