By Susan Greene, The Colorado Independent 5/8/18
Of note before reading this article, the City of Broomfield’s 5/4 response to Extraction’s current CDP continues to find Extraction’s risk management and emergency plans very insufficient. https://www.broomfield.org/…/Broomfield-Comments-on-Extract…
“Six former Anadarko employees have come forward on behalf of investors to describe a culture of corporate callousness that puts profits before safety. The six include the oil and gas giant’s one-time chief lobbyist and spokeswoman, both of whom say Anadarko can’t be trusted to maintain deteriorating wells like the one that caused last year’s fatal home explosion in Firestone.
“An amended complaint in a shareholders’ lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Houston likens Anadarko’s operations in Colorado to ‘a ticking time bomb.’”
Also of note is how the founder of Coloradans for Responsible Energy (CRED) described its creation to push the false impression that the industry was operating safely.
Please read the details about how “the company [Anadarko] kept faulty wells in production to avoid having to renegotiate leases, presumably at much higher prices” and “executives overrode workers’ safety concerns.” http://www.coloradoindependent.com/170106/anadarko-firestone-explosion-safety-lawsuit