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“Federal report on fatal Firestone explosion blames gas leak, government approval to build homes without pipeline maps” Denver Post, by John Aguilar

The April 17, 2017, blast killed Mark Martinez and Joey Irwin, and severely burned Erin Martinez Here is an excerpt from the Denver Post article: “The federal investigation into the 2017 explosion that killed two people and destroyed a home in Firestone determined the likely cause was a natural gas leak through a pipeline that had been severed during…

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Well Maintenance by Aspen Creek School

Some homeowners in the Aspen Creek neighborhood received notice of Extraction well maintenance beginning on Nov. 8 on Carlson 1-24 well, near Aspen Creek school. The location is shown on the map. In today’s announcement by the City and County of Broomfield, it states that the equipment will be transported to the site on or around Nov. 8. The…

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Thursday, Nov. 7 Study Session Agenda Features Oil and Gas Regulations, Air Quality Monitoring and Property Value Impacts Study

Cancelled due to weather and rescheduled for Thursday, Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. On Tuesday, October 29, Council will discuss further revisions to the oil and gas regulations, proposed improvements to the Air Quality Monitoring Program and the long-awaited Property Value Impacts Study.  If you have feedback prior to Tuesday’s meeting, you can write Council at council@broomfieldcitycouncil.org   In Item…

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“Thirty months after fatal Firestone blast, Colorado’s widening web of underground pipelines still not fully mapped” – The Denver Post

“Deadline this week for oil and gas companies to provide state with partial data on a subset of existing lines” By Bruce Finley, The Denver Post 10/27/19 As the front page Denver Post headline states, thirty months after the Firestone explosion caused by an uncapped 1-inch pipeline leaking methane, oil and gas companies are only now submitting the locations…

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CDPHE Supports Hold on Acme Permit While COGCC Approves Eight More Extraction Broomfield Wells

The City and County of Broomfield (CCOB) announced on October 24 that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) recommended “that COGCC delay the final determination on the Acme Pad until additional analysis is conducted to ensure compliance with Senate Bill 19-181.”  In contrast, on October 23 the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) approved eight…

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Repair of Davis 43-6 Well with Methane Leak Beginning on October 22

The City and County of Broomfield (CCOB) announced today that work by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) to repair Davis 43-6 well will begin on Tuesday, October 22. This follows the determination by the COGCC that the elevated routine soil gas measurements by CCOB were due to a methane leak caused by faulty plugging and abandoning…

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Westword Article puts the “Fracking Boom” Impacts in Context

A recent article from the Westword magazine by Chase Woodruff looks not only at the most recent study released by the CDPHE but also takes into consideration three important overarching realities about the impacts of industrial-scale oil and gas development that many Broomfield residents have in our neighborhoods: “Modern drilling technologies have led to much greater impacts. Residents near…

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Further Details on Remediation of Davis 43-6 in Anthem Highlands

The City and County of Broomfield (CCOB) released a statement late today that gave further details of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) remediation process for plugged and abandoned well Davis 43-6 under Graham Peak Way in Anthem Highlands. This is after the COGCC made their final determination on October 16 that the elevated level of methane…

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