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An article from Westword announces that Extraction has withdrawn their undeveloped permits at Bella Romero.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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Extraction to Begin Spudding on United Pad on May 20 Despite Financial Decline

Extraction will begin spudding 16 wells on the United Pad on May 20 at 160th and Huron, according to a May 18 announcement from the City and County of Broomfield (CCOB).  In the month since CCOB received Extraction’s required 30-day spudding notice on April 17, Extraction has “hired strategic advisors” and skipped a $14.8 million payment on some senior…

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Pandemic Causes Delay in Further Testing of Methane Leak in Anthem Highlands

Scheduled methane leak testing of the Davis 43-6 plugged and abandoned well under Graham Peak Way in Anthem Highlands has been delayed due to the pandemic.  This came to light when Council Member Jean Lim began asking City and County of Broomfield (CCOB) Staff about the testing following high TVOC (total volatile organic compound) readings at Thunder Vista and…

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Broomfield City Council Approves 2000-foot Setbacks for Oil and Gas Operations

On Tuesday, 5/12/2020, Broomfield improved upon the state’s 500-foot setback by voting in a 2,000-foot setback for any future oil and gas operations proposed within the city/ county of Broomfield. According to the Broomfield Enterprise, “The ordinance, which takes effect May 24 , states no oil and gas operation containing a well can be closer than 2,000 feet from the…

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Extraction Moving Forward with United Pad Operations as Soon as May

A statement released by the city of Broomfield today announces that Extraction provided notice of their intent to begin spudding the 16 permitted wells on the United pad. This pad is located south of 160th and west of Huron. Spudding could begin as soon as May 18th, the announcement said. Drilling and fracking operations at other Extraction sites have…

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