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Traffic Risks: Sheridan Boulevard Finally Being Repaired at Same Time as Livingston Wall Construction Set to Begin

On page 3 of the May 14 Oil and Gas Update, it lists two upcoming Extraction activities near the Livingston Pad.  At the same time that 32 foot sound wall construction is set to begin on Livingston “on or around May 17,” Sheridan Boulevard is finally being repaired “on or after May 20” from the November 28 heaving accident…

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Consider Attending Special Council Meeting for Moratorium and Spacing Application Near Anthem

Broomfield City Council will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14 to consider an ordinance “for a moratorium on processing new and pending applications for use by special reviews or operator agreements for oil and gas developments to allow Broomfield to amend its oil and gas regulations to account for new regulatory authority granted to…

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Start of Construction Updates: Livingston Wall on May 17 and Northwest A & B Pad May 15

Broomfield announced the following Extraction activities will begin next week: Livingston Sound Wall Installation will begin around May 17 near the corner of Sheridan and Lowell. Northwest A & B Pad construction will begin around May 15 in the Davis/Nordstrom Open Space. Nordstrom 2-4 legacy well on the NE corner of Sheridan and 160th will be removed starting May…

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“Study suggests earthquakes are triggered well beyond fluid injection zones” – Tufts University

News Release, Tufts University 5/3/19 “Using data from field experiments and modeling of ground faults, researchers at Tufts University have discovered that the practice of subsurface fluid injection used in ‘fracking’ and wastewater disposal for oil and gas exploration could cause significant, rapidly spreading earthquake activity beyond the fluid diffusion zone. Deep fluid injections — greater than one kilometer deep…

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“In ‘new era’ of oil and gas regulation, Colorado communities waste no time writing own rules” – The Denver Post

“Pro-industry forces watching closely for regulatory ‘overreach’” By John Aguilar, The Denver Post 5/6/19 After the passage of SB19-181 Protect Public Welfare Oil and Gas Operations, Denver Post Reporter John Aguilar surveys local communities who are looking at “how to flex their newfound muscle.”  The article includes plans from the following local communities: Thorton where resident Abbey Palte says…

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First Quarter Report of Air Quality Monitoring Published With May 14 Study Session Presentation to Follow

Ajax Analytics and Colorado State University have published their first quarter report on Air Quality Monitoring near the Extraction well sites, as specified by their contract with the City and County of Broomfield.  The report covers data collected from the “pre-oil and gas development period” from October 4, 2018 through March 31, 2019.  During that period, pad construction activities…

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Intermittent Strong Petroleum Odors Reported From Interchange B Pad

Strong petroleum odor problems are continuing to be reported daily at periodic intervals by residents living near the Interchange B Pad (156 and Huron) where Extraction is in the process of drilling 10 wells.  Residents with breathing difficulties are being forced to stay in their closed-up homes at these times. Inspectors from the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission…

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Sheridan South Spacing Unit of Extraction Project Gets Forced Pooling Hearing Notices

Many mineral owners in McKay Landing and Wilcox have recently received forced pooling hearing notices for the Sheridan South Spacing Unit of the Extraction Project at the June 17 & 18 Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) hearings. The protest filing deadline is May 17 for the June 17 & 18 hearings. Mineral owners in that area (see…

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City Response to WildEarth Guardians Letter about Extraction Lacking Air Quality Permits Deflects Responsibility to State

The City responded to Broomfield resident Laurie Anderson’s concern about Extraction lacking the required air quality permits by seeking information from the State and deflecting her concern to State jurisdiction.  Attorney Sullivan’s entire response can be read below, along with Ms. Anderson’s reply which cites Extraction data and reminds the City that “residents of Broomfield are relying on the…

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