“New rules to increase distances for oil and gas production from schools, child care centers” The Tribune

By Trevor Reid, The Tribune 12/18/18   “The Colorado Oil and Gas Commission voted Tuesday to widen the types of properties from which oil and gas operators are required to keep a 1,000-feet distance.”   “The League of Oil and Gas Impacted Coloradans proposed the changes, adding child care centers to the definition of schools and school facilities and…

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City Response to Dangerous Extraction Truck Traffic Violations: New Sign and Improved Communication

As described in our Dec.13 blog, a resident reported dangerous Extraction truck traffic violations going north on Lowell just past Sheridan to the Broomfield Oil and Gas Complaint System.  Extraction trucks turning into the Livingston Pad were not following the truck route ordered by the Comprehensive Drilling Plan (CDP).  The truck route designed for safety shows that trucks may…

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COGCC Hearing Dec 17 & 18: Extraction Livingston Pad Forced Pooling Hearing Continued and School Setback Rulemaking

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) hearings on Dec. 17 & 18 contain 52 Consent Agenda Items and only 5 items that will have full hearings. The agenda was not published until Saturday, Dec. 15, only 2 days before the hearings, leaving ordinary citizens in the dark until the last minute. One of the original 300 docket…

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Extraction Truck Traffic Creating Dangerous Conditions on Lowell

A resident reported dangerous Extraction truck traffic violations going north on Lowell just past Sheridan to the Broomfield Oil and Gas Complaint System.  Extraction trucks turning into the Livingston Pad were not following the truck route ordered by the Comprehensive Drilling Plan.  The truck route designed for safety is that trucks may only turn right into the pad going…

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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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