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Blue Wave Hits Colorado

A Democratic majority will take their seats in the Colorado Senate in January, ushering in a new era for the state. At the helm, Jared Polis, Democrat, will take his seat as Governor. Also victorious in the Colorado Attorney General race was Phil Weiser, a Democrat, who will replace Cynthia Coffman, who many see as a strong proponent for…

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Residents File Oil and Gas Complaint for Hydrogen Sulfide Release on Nov. 6

On the morning of November 6 at about 8:30 am, residents in Anthem Highlands reported to the City a strong sulphur-like smell near Thunder Vista School and the surrounding area.  According to a resident, the City’s response to her call was that it was likely from Extraction pipeline work that was beginning in the area. Some residents also filed…

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Newly Filed O & G Permits Including Broomfield Near Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge To Be Discussed November 13

The City of Broomfield announced today that new oil and gas development permits have been filed with the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) that include a small portion of Broomfield off of Indiana Street, in the area near the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge.  Highland Natural Resources Corporation has filed five drilling and spacing unit applications and…

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Erie Reverses Decision: Passes Operator Agreement with 30 Wells on Acme Pad at Overflow Sunday Meeting

After the Erie Board of Trustees voted 3-4 to reject an Operator Agreement between Crestone and Erie on October 30, the Erie Board of Trustees passed a slightly modified version in Resolution 18-400 with a 4-2 vote at a 4 ½ hour Sunday afternoon session.  The Sunday vote was: Yes – Mayor Jennifer Carroll, Mayor Pro Tem Geoff Deakin,…

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Sign Petition, Write, Attend or Speak at Sunday, Nov. 4 Erie Meeting to Object to Acme Pad with 30 Wells

Residents of Broomfield and Erie, you need to speak loudly again if you are concerned about the proposed 30 well development at the Acme Pad!  It would greatly impact Anthem Ranch, Anthem Highlands, and Erie residents who live near the corner of Highway 7 and Bonanza Drive.  The Erie Board of Trustees has called a special Sunday, Nov 4…

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Upcoming Erie Board of Trustees Meeting on 11/4/2018 Highlights Crestone Peak Operator Agreement Presentation and Q&A with Citizens

On Sunday 11/4/2018 at 2:00 pm, the town of Erie will have Board of Trustees meeting that highlights a “Crestone Peak Operator Agreement Presentation,” Q&A with citizens, and “A Resolution Of The Board Of Trustees Of The Town Of Erie Approving An Amended And Restated Operator Agreement With Crestone Peak Resources LLC.” The meeting will be at the Erie…

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Extraction Pipeline Installation Near the Livingston Pad Beginning November 5

Extraction will begin work on pipeline installation for the permitted Livingston Pad on November 5, according to a news release by the City.  At the October 23 Council Meeting during the Manager’s Report Oil and Gas Update, Tami Yellico had stated that the City Engineering Department was close to finalizing its review of the permits for this work. The…

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Here on the Surface, the Facts Matter

An independent research report highlighting some untruths perpetuated by the oil and gas industry, who is fighting against the passage of proposition 112, was brought to light today by 9 News. The report is titled “Proposition 112 Playbook: Indecent Proposal.” Over the past week, an independent analyst firm, the RS group, or RSEG as they refer to themselves on…

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Erie Rejects Crestone Amended Operator Agreement with 30 Wells on Acme Pad

In a remarkable vote following extensive public comment and an Executive Session, the Erie Board of Trustees voted to reject the Amended and Restated Operator Agreement between Erie and Crestone.  This agreement would have increased the number of wells on the Acme Pad at the corner of Highway 7 and Bonanza Drive from 16 to 30 wells, greatly impacting…

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“Adams County approves moratorium on new drilling permits through end of November” Denver 7

By Blair Miller, Denver 7 10/30/18 “The Adams County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday voted 4-1 to temporarily halt any new permits for oil and gas drilling until the end of November to see what voters decide on a ballot proposal that would create new setback rules for new wells.”   “The moratorium on oil and gas permit applications…

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