A Potential Fire on Northwest Pad

The following information was released on the Broomfield Oil and Gas dashboard: “At 4:00PM on Friday January 14th, Extraction notified CCOB of an event at the NW-B that caused a visible smoke plume. This was caused by flowback fluid being sent from one of the separators to the ECD and combusting in a controlled manner within the device. This…

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Broomfield Will Meet With CDPHE Regarding Carcinogenic Benzene Spikes

Based on a recent announcement from Broomfield in the oil and gas snapshot, it’s “all systems go” for a meeting on January 5th, 2022 with the CDPHE (Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment) regarding the high levels of Benzene and other critical data that has been consistently recorded by Broomfield’s air quality monitoring systems. Broomfield has made the…

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Possible Agreement with Extraction/ Civitas Leaves Residents Wondering “What’s In It for Broomfield?”

Broomfield Council to Vote on Renegotiating the MOU with Extraction on Tuesday, December 14th. An item was placed on the agenda for the Tuesday, December 14th City Council Meeting that surprised even the most engaged residents who closely follow oil and gas issues. Staff presented a renegotiated agreement titled “Conclusion of Operations Agreement with Extraction Oil and Gas” with…

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Extraction Resumes Drilling Operations

The drills are back in town, and Extraction is resuming operations on Northwest A&B pad, United pad, and Interchange A&B pads, according to a schedule provided by the City and County of Broomfield. The sound walls on these sites were re-erected in August with the exception of the United pad, whose sound walls are being erected in September. Extraction,…

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Extraction Emerging from Bankruptcy

According to a news release issued by Extraction, in addition to a subsequent article from the Denver Business Journal, the company has reorganized and is exiting bankruptcy. Missing from the announcement, as of the end of business on January 21, 2021, was a formal filing with the court showing this emergence from bankruptcy. Broomfield Concerned anticipates that the reorganization…

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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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