City Provides Update on Escalating VOC Plumes; Scientists Confirm the Livingston Pad is the Source

Broomfield Concerned has been reporting on increasing levels of VOC’s that are being picked up by the air monitoring systems in the vicinity of the Livingston Site. The air quality stations have been monitoring two types of VOC plumes that are occurring, both of which are emitting levels of benzene. Recently, the plumes identified as BA plumes have been…

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Extraction Oil and Gas Found Guilty in Noise Violation Case with City and County of Broomfield

The city and county of Broomfield announced today that “On October 7, 2020, Extraction Oil and Gas, Inc. was found guilty on seven citations for violating Broomfield’s noise ordinance. After a day and a half trial, the Broomfield Municipal Court found Extraction Oil and Gas, Inc. guilty of failing to submit a noise modeling study as required by the…

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Broomfield Air Monitoring Program Identifies Additional VOC Plumes at the Livingston and Soaring Eagle Park Monitoring Locations. Experts Are Attempting to Identify a Source as these Events are “Increasing in Frequency.”

Broomfield’s Air Monitoring Program continues to track VOC plumes at two monitoring locations. A recent report was released, which looked closely at events that occurred on August 3rd, August 11th, September 6th, and September 12th, September 17th. The report identified that there were two different chemical compositions found in these plumes.  Based on the chemicals found, the recent wildfire…

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Crestone Spills Produced Water at Broomfield Oil and Gas Site

A report released by the City and County of Broomfield notes the following: On July 16, 2020, the City and County of Broomfield (Broomfield) receivednotification that approximately 2 barrels of produced water was released from the produced water storage tank at Crestone Peak Resources (Crestone) Alaux/Sears Facility located just east of I-25, west of County Road 11, south of…

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Extraction No Longer Drilling at Bella Romero School, but Concerns Remain

An article from Westword announces that Extraction has withdrawn their undeveloped permits at Bella Romero. Concerns remain, however, similar to concerns raised by residents and council members here in Broomfield, about what happens to wells already drilled that XOG may or may not be able to financially maintain. The article explains that parents are calling for a complete shut…

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Broomfield Responds to Questions about Extraction’s Chapter 11 Filing

We have received answers to the questions we posed to the City/County of Broomfield on 6/18/2020. Answers were posted on 6/22/2020. The questions below are followed by the answers in bold. Please remember that the answers come from the City/County of Broomfield (CCOB) and not from Broomfield Concerned. If you have concerns about the specificity, accuracy, or overall integrity…

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City Council Meeting Provides Updates on Court Cases

Burrowing Owl Habitat and Noise Citation Cases Included in Attorney’s Update During the June 9 Broomfield City Council Meeting, City and County of Broomfield (CCOB) Attorney Sullivan provided an update on outstanding court cases involving CCOB citations against Extraction Oil and Gas.   Tomorrow morning, Wednesday, June 10, Extraction is finally expected to enter a plea in Municipal Court on…

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Air Monitoring System Detects Elevated Benzene Levels on 5/25/2020 Likely Associated with Oil and Gas Activity

A “trigger canister” event on 5/25/2020 has yielded some concerning data about the Benzene levels measured in the resulting report. The report concludes that “The Apis systems at Livingston 02 & 03 (see map here) triggered canister samples at 4:12 & 4:15 a.m. on 5/25/20. The higher of the two 1-hour benzene estimates was 8.8 ppb, very near the…

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