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Residents Experience Burning Eyes and Throats; Question City and Operator on Wednesday Morning Plume

Dr. Susan Phillips Speece, Guest Contributor and Anthem Ranch Resident February 5, 2020 On the morning of February 5, 2020 residents near the Livingston Pad were greeted with an ominous and very frightening sight. Billowing from a single location on the pad was a belching plume of smoke.  As early as 5:30 a.m. residents were calling 911. With the early call…

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City Council to Vote Tonight (1/28/20) for More Resources to Support Noise Ordinance.

UPDATE: This vote passed unanimously at the 1/28/2020 City Council meeting. Broomfield City Council will be taking a vote at the Council Meeting tonight for funding for “completion of a modeling study and for costs associated with adding three stationary monitoring stations” to support the City and County of Broomfield’s noise ordinance which was passed unanimously on January 14….

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The Battle of the Breach

Broomfield Concerned has recently become aware of an exchange between the city of Broomfield and Extraction Oil and Gas. Below is a summary of some of those key documents as well as links to them. As always, reach out to your city council representatives with feedback  (council@broomfieldcitycouncil.org). Part 1: Extraction Responds to the City’s Notification of a Breach with…

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Call to Action: Residents Urged to Write In — and Attend Tuesday City Council Meeting

Vote Planned for Emergency Ordinance to Address Noise from Extraction Operations Author: Jennifer D. In an attempt to address ongoing noise pollution from oil and gas activities within the city, Broomfield’s City Council will take a critical vote on an Emergency Noise Ordinance during Tuesday evening’s city council meeting. If passed, the ordinance would amend the city’s current noise ordinance —…

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Governor Jared Polis “Not Able to Help Us” with Noise Impacts, and Broomfield Emergency Noise Ordinance Coming Forward on Jan 14

If you are a Broomfield Resident who continues to experience noise-related impacts because of oil and gas development near your home, please continue reporting noise impacts to the CCOB and to the COGCC. At the Jan. 7 Council Meeting, Mayor Pro Tem Castriotta reported that Gov. Polis and his Staff stated that they are “not able to help us”…

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Colorado Rising Announces Language for Six Ballot Initiatives for 2020

At 11 am on 1/7/2020, from the back porch of a home in the Anthem Highlands neighborhood with a drilling operation booming in the background, Colorado Rising announced its plan to put another setback measure on the 2020 ballot. A grassroots organization known for its support of proposition 112 from the 2018 election, Colorado Rising is proposing six different…

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Updated Extraction Timeline Suspends Drilling at Four Sites, Prompting Questions

On Monday afternoon, 12/30/2019, the Broomfield City Council received an updated project schedule from Extraction by way of city staff, which was promptly posted online for citizen access. It is assumed the document was provided to city staff directly by Extraction, though it is unclear at this time if it was shared with any additional information. The updated plan finishes drilling…

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All is Not Calm

While visions of sugar plums may be dancing through the dreams of some lucky people, residents of Anthem Highlands, Anthem Ranch, Wildgrass, and many in unincorporated Adams County near the Northwest pad have been wide awake for several nights from the noise of unconventional oil and gas extraction in our neighborhoods. In my own home 1 mile away from…

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Air Quality Monitoring Program Enhancements Move Forward 
Due to Unexplained Health Impacts

For residents with nosebleeds, headaches, nausea and watery eyes living near development of Extraction’s 84 well project near their neighborhoods, it has been very frustrating to be told by the City and County of Broomfield (CCOB) that its very expensive Air Quality Monitoring (AQM) System showed no anomalies. Broomfield City Council responded at their December 10 Broomfield City Council…

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Davis 43-6 Well Repair Completed

Broomfield Oil and Gas News Flash reports that Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission’s (COGCC) repair work on the Davis  43-6 plugged and abandoned well will reportedly be completed by the end of the week of December 8, 2019.  After recementing numerous zones in the well and filling voids in the original surface casing, the workover rig will be…

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