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“Boulder researchers add to findings that methane output from oil and gas is 60% higher than previously thought” – The Daily Camera

By Charlie Brennan, The Daily Camera 6/21/18 “A new study released today with contributions from a researcher at the University of Colorado has found that the nation’s oil and gas industry annually puts out 13 million metric tons of the greenhouse gas methane from its operations — 60 percent more than the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency previously estimated.” “The…

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“Exposure to fracking chemicals and wastewater spurs fat cell development”- Duke University Study

According to a peer reviewed Duke University study to be published on June 21 in Science of the Total Environment, fracking chemical and wastewater exposure promotes fat cell development, or adipogenesis, in living cells in a laboratory.  Chris Kassotis, a postdoctoral research associate at Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment, stated that,  “We saw significant fat cell proliferation and lipid…

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Extraction Notifies City That It Has 30 Days from June 15 Letter to Approve CDP Before Lawsuit

In a June 15 letter to Broomfield City Manager Charles Ozaki, Extraction Oil and Gas stated that the City is in breach of contract because it has “engaged in bad faith by unreasonably withholding approvals and attempts to impose new conditions of approval that do not exist either in the agreements or law.”  The letter served to notify the…

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COGCC Director Murphy Points to Broomfield To Enforce Its MOU with Extraction at the June 11 COGCC Hearing

At the June 11 Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Committee (COGCC) Hearing in Greeley, about twenty Broomfield residents heard COGCC Director Julie Murphy address emails she had received from Broomfield residents asking questions about the June 1 approval of the Extraction (XOG) Livingston Pad permits by the COGCC.  In particular, the residents asked why the Best Management Practices (BMPs)…

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Questions About Extraction’s Risk Management Plan Dominate Tense Council Meeting

At the June 12 Council Meeting, the discussion of Item 11c Comprehensive Drilling Plan (CDP) Update began with Extraction Vice President Eric Jacobsen demanding that “the CDP be approved administratively tonight by your City Manager” before the City Staff’s presentation had even occurred or Council’s discussion had taken place.   In the subsequent presentation by Broomfield Director of Special Initiatives…

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“Extraction Oil and Gas operated Windsor-area drilling site where accident injured three workers” The Greeley Tribune

By Tyler Silvy, The Greeley Tribune 6/8/18 This accident was first reported in The Greeley Tribune on 6/7/18 but did not name the operator in that early report. That article stated that the COGCC did not feel the need to come out to the site on Thursday night but would come out on Friday morning. A quick search did not…

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June 12 Council Meeting Includes Many Oil and Gas Items

On Tuesday, June 12, the Council Meeting will be filled with many oil and gas related items.  This includes a public hearing on the regulations, which would pertain to all oil and gas development in the future in Broomfield, and the Comprehensive Drilling Plan (CDP), that would govern Extraction’s proposed 84 well development. Extraction’s drilling permits for the Livingston…

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Letter to the CCOB from 301 Broomfield Health and Safety First

On May 30, 2018, a group of concerned citizens from the 301 Broomfield Health and Safety First organization drafted a letter to the City and County of Broomfield, specifically to the currently elected City Council Members. The letter details several topics relevant to current concerns that many residents have about the impact of the Extraction Oil and Gas development…

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