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Public Health Director Moves to Call Public Health Emergency and Declare an Emergency Order to Pause Extraction’s Flowback Operations During the Height of Covid-19 Crisis in Broomfield

Five City Council Members Vote to Proceed, Five City Members and Mayor Vote to Delay Until Tuesday By Jennifer D, Broomfield Concerned The City and County of Broomfield met as the Broomfield Board of Health on Wednesday evening, March 25, to address the ramifications of the Covid-19 public health emergency and Extraction’s plans for flowback, beginning in April. The…

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Operator Refuses to Modify Plans for Flowback During Respiratory Pandemic

Broomfield Residents, Including Thousands of Seniors, Face Additional Respiratory Burden from Flowback Stage Author: J. Dulles, Broomfield Concerned According to a city document published late Friday evening March 20, Extraction Oil and Gas has declined to make modifications or changes to its upcoming completions phase — and specifically to the flowback stage of operations at the Livingston Pad — despite…

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Take Action: Protect Air Quality During A Respiratory Pandemic

We are living in the midst of a global pandemic present in our state and our communities. This pandemic, COVID-19, results in respiratory illness as well as respiratory distress, including death, at alarmingly high rates. As a result, we ask that all extraction activities known to release harmful VOCs and air pollution, be ceased, without exception, including those operations…

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A Note to Our Community

First, apologies our team has been quiet. We are, like everyone, taking in what is happening and working to adjust our lives to the reality of Covid-19. We appreciate your patience with us. Sadly, this respiratory global pandemic is on a dangerous collision course with flowback operations in our community. It is expected that flowback operations will begin at…

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Initial Court Proceeding Leads to Next Steps for Broomfield Noise Ordinance

The city and county of Broomfield announced that “On Tuesday, February 3, 2020, Extraction Oil and Gas appeared in Broomfield Municipal Court on six summons and complaints for failure to comply with Broomfield’s noise ordinance on thirteen separate days. The summons and complaints allege that Extraction violated Broomfield’s noise ordinance by continuing to operate at night without providing Broomfield…

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Broomfield Asks COGCC for Help with Noise Complaints Coming from Livingston Pad

Broomfield took an unprecedented step on Thursday based on widespread community impacts from continued noise at the Livingston pad. Noise complaints, which according to the newsflash, totaled 28 last night (2/26/2020) and 124 since milling and tubing operations began on the pad, prompted the city, specifically city manager Jennifer Hoffman, to reach out to the COGCC for relief. On…

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Recent AJAX Air Quality Report Reveals Concerning Results, Including an Unexpected Toxic Chemical Measuring Above Health Guidelines.

The Broomfield community was made aware of high levels of the chemical Tetrachloroethylene at the Air Quality monitoring study session on Tuesday, February 18th. AJAX Analytics, the company hired by Broomfield to monitor the potential toxins released into the air by residential oil and gas operations, detected high levels of this unexpected chemical at the Livingston Site on February…

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BREAKING NEWS: BROOMFIELD FILES A MOTION IN MUNICIPAL COURT ASKING THE COURTS TO REQUIRE EXTRACTION TO COMPLY WITH THE EMERGENCY NOISE ORDINANCE.

On February 11th the City and County of Broomfield, acting on behalf of its Residents, filed a motion in Broomfield Municipal Court. This motion asks the courts to require Extraction Oil and Gas to immediately comply with the emergency noise ordinance which was effective as of January 22nd, 2020. According to the motion, Extraction Oil and Gas has failed…

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CITY AND COUNTY OF BROOMFIELD REVIEW HEALTH IMPACTS RELATED TO OIL AND GAS IN FEB. 4TH STUDY SESSION.

On February 4th, the City held a Study Session which included an overview of health concerns related to oil and gas development. Below is a summary of what was discussed. The City instituted an Oil and Gas Health Response Program back in November. The data collected from this program will be used for compliance and enforcement, BMP’s, and for…

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City and County of Broomfield Serves Noise Ordinance Citation to Extraction

In breaking news late Friday, the City and County of Broomfield announced that they served Extraction Oil and Gas a citation on February 7, 2020 for violating Broomfield’s noise ordinance the night of February 6, 2020. At a Council meeting on January 14th, after hearing public testimony and receiving a large influx of emails from residents impacted by excessive…

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