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Equipment Moves Onto Livingston Pad During the Week of Nov. 24 Before Completions Begin

Update:  The photo below is of the trucks moving equipment and portable toilets towards the Livingston Pad on Nov. 30.  The City and County of Broomfield (CCOB) announced on Nov. 21 that Extraction Oil and Gas would begin moving completions equipment onto the Livingston Pad during the week of Nov. 24 in preparation for the completions phase to begin…

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Erin Martinez to testify in COGCC Rule-making

As described in recent 7 News story, Erin Martinez will take center stage on Thursday morning (11/21/2019) to advocate for removal of plugged and abandoned flow lines as well as better mapping and awareness for residents of where active flow lines run. Her husband and brother were killed in an explosion more than two years ago– an explosion that…

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Air Quality Monitoring Takes Center Stage as New Council Members Sworn In Tuesday Night

By Jennifer Dulles and Jean Lim Tuesday’s City Council meeting started with a series of presentations of gratitude for the exiting council members and Mayor Ahrens, and the subsequent swearing in of new council members Stan Jezierski (Ward One), William Lindstedt (Ward Two), Jean Lim (Ward Three) , Laurie Anderson (Ward Four) and Heidi Henkel (Ward Five). Council then…

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“Broomfield discovers leak in old, capped and buried oil and gas well in new neighborhood” – Denver 7 News

By Russell Haythorn, Denver 7 News Anthem Ranch resident Becky McLeod and Council Member- Elect Laurie Anderson spoke to Denver 7 News today at the site of the remediation of the Davis 43-6 well in Anthem Highlands. This remediation is being completed by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission orphan well program, subsequent to the detection of a…

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Contamination Found Near Brozovich MA 8-16J Well During Removal By Extraction

The City and County of Broomfield (CCOB) announced today that while Extraction was removing facility equipment associated with the Brozovich MA 8-10, Brozovich MA 8-15, and Brozovich MA 8-16J wells as required by the Operator Agreement, Extraction found historical contamination that will have to be remediated. It was reported by Extraction to CCOB and the Colorado Oil and Gas…

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Drilling at Northwest A and Fracking at Interchange B Puts Northstar Residents in Bullseye

Drill Rig Will Move Off Livingston to be Closely Followed by Fracking By Jean Lim In separate announcements today, the City and County of Broomfield relayed that Extraction will be drilling on the Northwest A Pad at the same time that they are completing (fracking) two additional wells on Interchange B. That puts the residents of Northstar Estates in…

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“Rocky Mountain Not-so High: Oil, gas wells drive down Colorado home values, reveals WVU research” – WVU Today

WVU Today, 11/12/19 After researching the impact of shale development on housing prices in Colorado, two WVU researchers stated that, “We find that shale development activity lowers housing prices, providing some evidence that residents in Colorado negatively value this activity.” This was “particularly for houses with private water and close proximity to the mountains.” Their research was just published…

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“Drilling, dollars & debt: Colorado’s oil and gas industry is leveraged to the hilt. What does that mean for the future?”- The Denver Post

“Producers still doing a robust business, but to keep up they’ve had to borrow. And with fewer willing investors and declining prices, that business model is being put to the test.” By Aldo Svaldi, The Denver Post 11/10/19 Please see the data and graphs in this 11/10/19 front page feature article from the Denver Post by using the link…

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