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Call to Action: Residents Urged to Write In — and Attend Tuesday City Council Meeting

Vote Planned for Emergency Ordinance to Address Noise from Extraction Operations Author: Jennifer D. In an attempt to address ongoing noise pollution from oil and gas activities within the city, Broomfield’s City Council will take a critical vote on an Emergency Noise Ordinance during Tuesday evening’s city council meeting. If passed, the ordinance would amend the city’s current noise ordinance —…

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Governor Jared Polis “Not Able to Help Us” with Noise Impacts, and Broomfield Emergency Noise Ordinance Coming Forward on Jan 14

If you are a Broomfield Resident who continues to experience noise-related impacts because of oil and gas development near your home, please continue reporting noise impacts to the CCOB and to the COGCC. At the Jan. 7 Council Meeting, Mayor Pro Tem Castriotta reported that Gov. Polis and his Staff stated that they are “not able to help us”…

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Colorado Rising Announces Language for Six Ballot Initiatives for 2020

At 11 am on 1/7/2020, from the back porch of a home in the Anthem Highlands neighborhood with a drilling operation booming in the background, Colorado Rising announced its plan to put another setback measure on the 2020 ballot. A grassroots organization known for its support of proposition 112 from the 2018 election, Colorado Rising is proposing six different…

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Updated Extraction Timeline Suspends Drilling at Four Sites, Prompting Questions

On Monday afternoon, 12/30/2019, the Broomfield City Council received an updated project schedule from Extraction by way of city staff, which was promptly posted online for citizen access. It is assumed the document was provided to city staff directly by Extraction, though it is unclear at this time if it was shared with any additional information. The updated plan finishes drilling…

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All is Not Calm

While visions of sugar plums may be dancing through the dreams of some lucky people, residents of Anthem Highlands, Anthem Ranch, Wildgrass, and many in unincorporated Adams County near the Northwest pad have been wide awake for several nights from the noise of unconventional oil and gas extraction in our neighborhoods. In my own home 1 mile away from…

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Air Quality Monitoring Program Enhancements Move Forward 
Due to Unexplained Health Impacts

For residents with nosebleeds, headaches, nausea and watery eyes living near development of Extraction’s 84 well project near their neighborhoods, it has been very frustrating to be told by the City and County of Broomfield (CCOB) that its very expensive Air Quality Monitoring (AQM) System showed no anomalies. Broomfield City Council responded at their December 10 Broomfield City Council…

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Davis 43-6 Well Repair Completed

Broomfield Oil and Gas News Flash reports that Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission’s (COGCC) repair work on the Davis  43-6 plugged and abandoned well will reportedly be completed by the end of the week of December 8, 2019.  After recementing numerous zones in the well and filling voids in the original surface casing, the workover rig will be…

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Broomfield Gives Breach of Contract Notice to Extraction Oil and Gas (Updated)

In what’s now unfolding as an ongoing effort to protect public health and safety by the Broomfield City Council and staff, Broomfield has written a letter to Extraction Oil and Gas (XOG), informing them of their breach of contract status due to excessive noise on operating well pads. The effort includes contact with Lt. Governor Dianne Primavera, Lisa Kaufmann…

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Repair Continues for Methane Leak from Davis 43-6 Well Due to Weather Delays

On Wednesday, November 27, the City and County of Broomfield published an update stating that the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) was continuing work to repair the Davis 43-6 plugged and abandoned well under Graham Peak Way in a new Anthem Highlands subdivision. The COGCC has made repairs to the depth of 1180 feet but they will…

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State Finds Elevated Benzene Levels Next to Extraction’s Operations Near Bella Romero Academy

In a press release today, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) announced that benzene measurements taken by the State’s mobile air quality monitoring lab next to Extraction Oil and Gas operations at Bella Romero 4-8 Academy in Greeley exceeded federal health guidelines on Nov. 5. The measured…

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