Extraction Broomfield Permits Under Review at the COGCC: Council Holding Tuesday Executive Session

According to Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) Docket Item 190300337 posted on February 15 for the March 11 & 12 hearings, the Extraction Broomfield COGCC permits will be reviewed by the COGCC.  This follows an order by Judge R. Brooke Jackson in the case of Wildgrass Oil and Gas Committee (WOGc) v. COGCC where WOGc is challenging…

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City Announces Noise Monitoring Contract Signed

After baseline noise levels for the Extraction Broomfield project pads revealed that baseline noise levels were already largely above thresholds, the City announced that it signed a contract on February 21 with Vibra-Tech to provide continuous noise monitoring at sites.  There was no information as to what the cost of the contract was to the City.  The noise monitoring…

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Livingston Access Road Construction Underway

The City announced on February 22 that construction of the access drive for the Livingston Pad was underway and would continue through March and into April.  The City had previously announced the beginning of general Livingston Pad construction work on February 12, the same day that there was a U.S. District Court of Colorado hearing to continue the motion…

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First Presentation of “Risk Assessment:” “Death by One Thousand Cuts”

At the February 19, 2019 City Council Study Session, citizens, council and staff heard DNV-GL present their highly anticipated and controversial “risk assessment” report for the 84 well Extraction Project in Broomfield that is already under construction.  DNV-GL, a Norwegian owned company with offices in Katy, Texas, purports to “enable organizations to advance the safety and sustainability of their…

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“WildEarth Guardians to File Suit Against Oil and Gas Industry For Extensive Clean Air Violations Along Colorado’s Front Range” – WildEarth Guardians

Press Release from WildEarth Guardians, 2/19/19 “WildEarth Guardians today put seven oil and gas companies on notice that it intends to file suit over extensive clean air violations at several fracking facilities located along Colorado’s Front Range. In total, the companies face more than $1.3 billion in penalties.” “’The oil and gas industry is willfully violating our clean air…

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“Denver CEO of oil & gas firm arrested on suspicion of defrauding Weld landowner” – The Greeley Tribune

Some mineral owners in Broomfield signed lease offers with Ferrari Energy LLC. “Denver CEO of oil & gas firm arrested on suspicion of defrauding Weld landowner” By Joe Moylan, The Greeley Tribune 2/14/19 “A Denver man and founder of an oil and gas royalty consulting firm has been arrested on suspicion of defrauding a Weld County landowner out of…

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“Colorado regulators say backlog of oil, gas permits could take three years to clear” – The Denver Post

This 2/14 Denver Post article highlights a problem with the backlog of operator permits that was discussed during the January 28 Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) Staff Report.  In response to derogatory comments made by Staff about citizens and local governments filing protests during that report, the Wildgrass Oil and Gas Committee wrote a 1/31 letter to COGCC…

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Extraction Beginning Construction of Access Road to Northwest, Interchange and United Pads on February 15

On February 15, Extraction will begin construction of the access road for the Northwest A & B, Interchange A & B and United Pads.  Please see the blue line on the map below.  The City’s announcement states that the construction will continue into April.  You can read the entire announcement here. The construction of the access road and its…

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Judge Jackson to Wildgrass Oil and Gas Committee: “You’re the Winner!”

“You’re the winner!” Judge R. Brooke Jackson of the U.S. District Court declared to Wildgrass Oil and Gas Committee (WOGc) Attorney Joe Salazar at the hearing today on the motion for a temporary restraining order in Wildgrass Oil and Gas Committee’s forced pooling Constitutional lawsuit.  Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Committee (COGCC) Attorney Kyle Davenport had just returned to…

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