Broomfield Health and Safety First Sends Letter to City Objecting to Pending CDP Approval

Broomfield Health and Safety First (BHSF/301) sent the following statement on the CDP to the City on August 1.  It was in response to a July 31 document posted on the City’s website which states that the City Manager “intends to approve the final CDP on August 2, 2018, after final review to confirm all of the final comments have been…

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Potential for More Mega Pads Near and In Northern Broomfield on COGCC July Agenda

While many Broomfield residents are focused on the August 1 COGCC hearing on the proposed Extraction Interchange and Northwest Pads, other weighty concerns are also being raised about potential pads just to the north of Anthem Ranch and Anthem Highlands.  There are three spacing unit applications on the July COGCC Agenda which are the first step in putting more…

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“Routine” Spill Report Highlights Threats to Health and Environment

“An unknown amount of oil, produced water and condensate spilled. Waters of the state were impacted.”  This description of a spill near the Saddleback Golf Course in Firestone is listed without capitals letters or exclamation points in a biweekly Greeley Tribune article listing the spills reported by operators to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) over the…

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Acceptance of CDP may be risky business- Guest Opinion – Broomfield Enterprise 7/22/18

By Patrick Talbot Extraction Oil & Gas, Inc., proposes to drill 84 horizontal fracking wells in close proximity to densely populated residential communities, boulevards, parks, and our planned future Broomfield potable water source. Extraction was required to submit a Risk Management Plan as part of their Comprehensive Drilling Plan (CDP) to obtain permits to drill in Broomfield. The current…

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Adams County Protest for Unprecedented COGCC Hearing Requests Alternative Site Analysis for Broomfield Extraction Pads

In anticipation of an August 1 COGCC hearing on the drilling permits for Extraction Interchange and Northwest Pads sited in Broomfield, Adams County filed a July 16 protest document that asks that the COGCC “not approve the Application until all the alternative sites (Huron, United, Sheridan, and Lowell) are evaluated as potential alternative well locations.”  The four named sites…

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