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More Than A Dozen Issues Identified at Interchange Pad; Broomfield Health and Safety Requests Immediate Remedies

Broomfield Concerned has received a copy of an official letter sent to the city and county on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, by the leadership of Broomfield Health and Safety First. The letter details more than a dozen issues with the current oil and gas development occurring within Broomfield‚ and requests those issues be immediately remedied. Community leaders are also actively working…

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Fracking Equipment May Move to Interchange B Pad on July 8 Pending Freshwater Piping

Despite many unanswered questions, a June 28 announcement on the Broomfield Oil and Gas webpage states that Extraction may move completions equipment to frack the Interchange B Pad as early as July 8.  According to the preface by the City and County of Broomfield (CCOB), the only barrier to this movement is that “timing is contingent on the large…

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Physicians for Social Responsibility and Concerned Health Professionals of New York Publish 6th Edition of Compendium

Physicians for Social Responsibility and Concerned Health Professionals of New York just published the 6th Edition of “Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media FindingsDemonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking (Unconventional Gas and Oil Extraction).” You can read this 361-page document here. The conclusion states, “All together, findings to date from scientific, medical, and journalistic investigations combine to demonstrate that…

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Extraction Motion to Strike Wildgrass Oil and Gas Testimony Denied

Citizen Groups Need to Return to Day 2 of Rulemaking On Monday, June 17, the long-awaited Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission rulemaking began with a COGCC ruling that denied industry motions to strike citizen experience from the record.  COGCC rulemaking is planned for the next two years to implement SB19-181 Protect Public Welfare Oil and Gas Operations.  Residents…

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Judge Jackson Tells Extraction to Proceed “At Its Own Risk”

Wildgrass Oil and Gas Committee Constitutional Lawsuit Continues to Move Forward In response to Wildgrass Oil and Gas Committee’s May 24 Motion for Extension to Stay Drilling Operations in the federal constitutional rights case WOGc v. COGCC, Judge R. Brooke Jackson issued the following order on June 10 :  ORDER denying MOTION for Extension of Time to Stay…

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COGCC Rulemaking Begins Monday for Local Groups

27 environmental and neighborhood groups will head to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission rulemaking hearing on Monday, June 17 to have their voices heard for the first time on how to implement SB19-181 Protect Public Welfare Oil and Gas Operations. From Broomfield, this includes Anthem Ranch Community Association Board of Directors, Broomfield Concerned, Broomfield Health and Safety…

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Extraction’s Response on Drilling Mud Leaves Unanswered Questions

In a June 5 written response to City Staff, Extraction claimed that Gibson D822 drilling mud being used at its Interchange B Pad since April 18 “hasn’t been correlated to any instance of odor.”  This completely contradicted the fact that Extraction added odor neutralizer Benzaco Odor-Armor and a second mud chiller to be used at the site.  Extraction’s action…

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Extraction Drilling Total of Twelve Wells on Interchange B Before End of Drilling Phase

The City announced on June 6 that Extraction has notified them that Extraction will be drilling two more wells on Interchange B, bringing the total to twelve wells to be drilled on Interchange B before the current end of the drilling phase there.  Extraction’s original 3/20/19 notification only included ten wells to be drilled in this phase.  The continuation…

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