At the Livingston Pad where the drilling of 16 permitted wells is at the beginning of a drilling period slated to go through November, residents in Wildgrass reported problems with both odor and noise. On Saturday morning, residents filed complaints about a burning chemical smell that caused a slight sting to the nose and throat. Residents reported it to the City and County of Broomfield (CCOB), Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC), and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE).
On Sunday morning at 8 am, a resident reported a high-pitched whining sound coming from the Livingston Pad.
Extraction continues to use Tier 2 engines in fracking the Interchange B Pad, in violation of the Operator Agreement as stated in CCOB’s July 15 demand letter. Clouds of smoke continued to billow off the Interchange B Pad, appearing black during the day and white in the night sky. An informed resident took the YouTube video below on Saturday, July 21 and posted this commentary:
“Unknown emissions from Extraction Interchange B pad site after 10 p.m. on 20190720. Pavement still wet in places from earlier rain; many puddles. Very little wind at time of video. City response to similar video from about same time on Tuesday (16th) was “…This was not the result of a chemical release. There were strong winds at the site that caused dust to become airborne and it was illuminated by the lighting at the site.” A significant problem with the city’s response to Tuesday night’s event: strong winds had not been present at any nearby weather observing locations.”