“Colorado Supreme Court agrees to hear appeal in Martinez oil and gas lawsuit” The Boulder Daily Camera

By Amelia Arvesen, The Boulder Daily Camera 1/29/18   According to the Boulder Daily Camera, “The Colorado Supreme Court this morning announced it will hear oil and gas regulators’ appeal of a lawsuit headed up by a Boulder teen that seeks to require the state to prioritize public health and environment when issuing drilling permits.   Monday’s announcement that…

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News Update: Extraction Responds with Objections to City’s Comments on Comprehensive Drilling Plan

In a January 23 letter to the City, Extraction Oil and Gas responded with objections to the City’s January 22 comments on the Extraction Comprehensive Drilling Plan (CDP) required by the Operator Agreement.  In this letter, Extraction stated: – On January 16, Extraction submitted their Form 2 and 2A (drilling) permits for the Interchange B and Livingston Pads to…

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Broomfield Health and Safety First: More Than 200 Citizen Comments Included in Review that Cites Substantial Concerns

Broomfield Health and Safety First submitted a review of Extraction’s Comprehensive Drilling Plan to the City which “highlights the plan’s inaccuracies, errors and gaps, as well as its apparent lack of compliance with Broomfield’s Ballot Question 301.”  Below, please see the news release from Broomfield Health and Safety First, a link to its Facebook page, the cover letter that…

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City Rejects Extraction’s Comprehensive Drilling Plan and Concludes Extraction Should Not Submit Permits

In a 1/22 letter to Extraction, the City rejected Extraction’s Comprehensive Drilling Plan that Extraction was required to submit in compliance with its Oct. 24 Operator Agreement with the City for Extraction’s proposed 84 well development.  The City also concluded that Extraction should be prohibited from submitting its Form 2 and 2A (drilling) permits to the State (COGCC), until…

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Update on State (COGCC) Permitting for Oil and Gas Development in Broomfield

We are continuing to monitor the oil and gas permitting process at the State (COGCC) in order to ensure that Broomfield residents have the opportunity to express their concerns there.  Upcoming items related to the COGCC include: – Extraction’s Form 2 and 2A permits for wells sited in Broomfield – the January 29 COGCC hearings – new procedures to…

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“New anti-fracking group buds in Lafayette, adding to list of local activists” The Daily Camera

By Amelia Arvesen, The Daily Camera 1/14 This article introduces a variety of citizen groups in the area which are active regarding neighborhood oil and gas development. Groups expressing concern about neighborhood drilling include: -Together Against Neighborhood Drilling (fighting an Extraction/8 North proposal near Pioneer Elementary School) – Boulder County Protectors – East Boulder County United – Our Health,…

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Staff and Citizens Agree that Extraction’s Comprehensive Drilling Plan Has Many Deficiencies; Council Will Hold Executive Session on 301

Who could have predicted that the least contentious item during the Jan. 9 City Council meeting would be Item 13b “Update on Oil and Gas Issues?”  After hearing about a dozen critical citizen comments regarding Extraction’s Comprehensive Drilling Plan (CDP) submitted on December 15, Broomfield Special Counsel Tami Yellico stated that the Staff had already noted many of the…

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“Colorado oil-gas regulators delay decisions on rules for pipelines” The Denver Post 1/9

At the Jan. 9 Broomfield City Council meeting, Special Counsel Tami Yellico reported that regional groups would meet with the COGCC staff again next week, as the COGCC delayed its decision on new flowline regulations until Feb. 13.  Along with Ms. Yellico, North Metro Fire District Deputy Chief of Operations Jeff Bybee and Special Consulting Attorney Elizabeth Paranhos presented…

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“Ballot proposal to expand Colorado’s oil and gas buffer zones is filed” Denver Business Journal 12/21

“Ballot proposal to expand Colorado’s oil and gas buffer zones is filed” By Cathy Proctor, Denver Business Journal 12/21/17 “Colorado Rising, an organization focused on expanding Colorado’s existing buffer zones around oil and gas fracking operations, said it’s filed a new ballot initiative with state officials. The group said its proposal calls for a ‘2,500 foot buffer zones between…

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