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Court Grants Broomfield’s Motion to Dissolve Extraction’s Temporary Restraining Order and Reaffirms Broomfield is Not Preempted from Taking Action to Protect Residents During COVID-19

Today, District Court Judge Kiesnowki, Jr. dissolved the Temporary Restraining Order granted to Extraction Oil and Gas on Friday, March 27th, citing that it was “improvidently granted” and that it is not “yet ripe for adjudication because the Broomfield Board of Health had not yet enacted an emergency ordinance or public health order.” The Judge also ruled on the…

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Extraction Challenges Broomfield’s Ability to Protect Its Residents During Pandemic

Legal briefs from both Extraction Oil and Gas and the City and County of Broomfield (CCOB) are due on Friday, April 3 regarding CCOB Board of Health’s proposed order to protect the health of Broomfield residents living near the Livingston Pad by suspending flowback during the COVID-19 stay at home period ordered by the governor.  On March 27, Extraction…

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Benzene Spike on March 24th, March 25th Emphasizes Residents’ Concern, Anxiety During Pandemic

In a recent post, the City and County of Broomfield reported that there was a “series of anomalous TVOC Indicator activity from 8:40 pm on 3/24 through the morning of 3/25.”   This document cited that the event on 3/25 was a “sustained” event that lasted around 1.5 hours. It is uncertain if this activity was from one single…

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Special Meeting of the Board of Health is still scheduled for tonight, despite Extraction being granted a Temporary Restraining Order against Broomfield.

On Friday, March 27th, Extraction Oil and Gas obtained a Temporary Restraining Order by District Court Judge Robert W. Kiesnowski Jr. The restraining order prohibits Broomfield from “issuing any order directing Extraction to halt or suspend operations due to COVID-19 or other health-related concerns as developed at the Broomfield Board of Health, March 25, 2020, special meeting,” according to…

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Public Health Director Moves to Call Public Health Emergency and Declare an Emergency Order to Pause Extraction’s Flowback Operations During the Height of Covid-19 Crisis in Broomfield

Five City Council Members Vote to Proceed, Five City Members and Mayor Vote to Delay Until Tuesday By Jennifer D, Broomfield Concerned The City and County of Broomfield met as the Broomfield Board of Health on Wednesday evening, March 25, to address the ramifications of the Covid-19 public health emergency and Extraction’s plans for flowback, beginning in April. The…

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Operator Refuses to Modify Plans for Flowback During Respiratory Pandemic

Broomfield Residents, Including Thousands of Seniors, Face Additional Respiratory Burden from Flowback Stage Author: J. Dulles, Broomfield Concerned According to a city document published late Friday evening March 20, Extraction Oil and Gas has declined to make modifications or changes to its upcoming completions phase — and specifically to the flowback stage of operations at the Livingston Pad — despite…

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Take Action: Protect Air Quality During A Respiratory Pandemic

We are living in the midst of a global pandemic present in our state and our communities. This pandemic, COVID-19, results in respiratory illness as well as respiratory distress, including death, at alarmingly high rates. As a result, we ask that all extraction activities known to release harmful VOCs and air pollution, be ceased, without exception, including those operations…

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A Note to Our Community

First, apologies our team has been quiet. We are, like everyone, taking in what is happening and working to adjust our lives to the reality of Covid-19. We appreciate your patience with us. Sadly, this respiratory global pandemic is on a dangerous collision course with flowback operations in our community. It is expected that flowback operations will begin at…

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Initial Court Proceeding Leads to Next Steps for Broomfield Noise Ordinance

The city and county of Broomfield announced that “On Tuesday, February 3, 2020, Extraction Oil and Gas appeared in Broomfield Municipal Court on six summons and complaints for failure to comply with Broomfield’s noise ordinance on thirteen separate days. The summons and complaints allege that Extraction violated Broomfield’s noise ordinance by continuing to operate at night without providing Broomfield…

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Broomfield Asks COGCC for Help with Noise Complaints Coming from Livingston Pad

Broomfield took an unprecedented step on Thursday based on widespread community impacts from continued noise at the Livingston pad. Noise complaints, which according to the newsflash, totaled 28 last night (2/26/2020) and 124 since milling and tubing operations began on the pad, prompted the city, specifically city manager Jennifer Hoffman, to reach out to the COGCC for relief. On…

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