Press release – Gov. Hickenlooper announces State’s response following review of oil and gas operations

Gov. Hickenlooper’s press release- The text follows: DENVER — Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced the state’s response following a three month review of oil and gas operations. He called for the review after the deadly home explosion in Firestone last April that killed two people and injured a third. “At the time of the explosion,…

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“Noise is the biggest source of oil and gas complaints in Colorado: Complaints at drill sites near Erie show the difficulty of the conflict” Denver Post 8/20/17

Front Page Denver Post   By John Ingold “In 2010, state regulators fielded 240 complaints. By 2013, that number had risen only to 252. But last year, 419 complaints were filed with the state. Through July of this year, the tally is already higher — 704 complaints. The biggest reason for the jump in those complaints is not concern…

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“Post-Firestone, Front Range Cities Seek Oil And Gas Local Control 2.0” Colorado Public Radio

“Post-Firestone, Front Range Cities Seek Oil And Gas Local Control 2.0” Colorado Public Radio, Grace Hood, 8/3/17 Features pending Broomfield and Thorton regulations, along with comments by Anthem Ranch resident Kunta Hutabarat, Oil and Gas Update Committee member Susan Speece, COGA President Dan Haley, and Broomfield City Council member Greg Stokes  

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Erie may consider fracking as ‘public health and safety’ concern- Daily Camera

“Erie may consider fracking as ‘public health and safety’ concern”  – Daily Camera by Anthony Hahn 6/30/17 Broomfield residents may be interested in following what happens with our neighbors when “Erie officials in July weigh an emergency ordinance amending the town’s ‘public health and safety’ code to consider complaints against oil and gas odors.” In explaining why the…

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In Colorado, surging suburbs and the oil and gas industry collide over safety concerns- PBS News Hour

In Colorado, surging suburbs and the oil and gas industry collide over safety concerns June 29, 2017 at 6:20 PM EDT Judy Woodruff, PBS New Hour and Dan Boyce, Inside Energy Reports National PBS coverage on our concerns in the northern suburbs, focusing on Firestone and including interviews with Firestone residents, CU Researcher Lisa McKenzie, Gov. Hickenlooper, COGA President…

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Broomfield Concerned Officially Launches

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Broomfield Neighborhoods Join Together to Launch “Broomfield Concerned” Neighborhood Coalition Created to Broaden Awareness of Large-scale Oil and Gas Operations in Broomfield Neighborhoods June 22, 2017, Broomfield, Colo. — Citizens have formed a new organization, Broomfield Concerned, in an effort to band neighborhoods together and host neighborhood events that create greater awareness of large-scale oil and gas operations…

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Mayor Ahrens’ comments in “Colorado Allows Oil And Gas Drillers To Abandon Old Pipes In Place. Should They?” CPR

“Colorado Allows Oil And Gas Drillers To Abandon Old Pipes In Place. Should They?” This 5 minute CPR audio/text quotes Mayor Ahrens relating that Broomfield is a positive local exception to the lack of state regulation, where Broomfield requires removal of flowlines no longer in use. He adds, “I certainly think that could be mandated by the state pretty…

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