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“United Against These Border Wars” – Front Range Elected Officials Sign Statement to COGCC 

Front Range area elected officials representing constituents whose dense, residential communities are being deluged with oil and gas developments signed and delivered a letter to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) and Governor Hickenlooper asking for “a paradigm shift in how large scale oil and gas is developed” because “multi-well mega pads do not belong near our…

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Natural gas facility explodes in Utah; two badly burned- The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

By Charles Ashby, The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel    7/28/18 “Two men were badly injured Saturday when an explosion occurred about 10 a.m. at a natural gas collection facility near a gas processing plant about 50 miles west of Grand Junction.” “The two men, whose identities were not released, were ‘badly burned’ and suffered ‘significant injuries’ in the explosion at…

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Potential for More Mega Pads Near and In Northern Broomfield on COGCC July Agenda

While many Broomfield residents are focused on the August 1 COGCC hearing on the proposed Extraction Interchange and Northwest Pads, other weighty concerns are also being raised about potential pads just to the north of Anthem Ranch and Anthem Highlands.  There are three spacing unit applications on the July COGCC Agenda which are the first step in putting more…

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Adams County Community Members Appeal to COCGG to Deny Drilling Permits

The COGCC hearings on several Broomfield Extraction permits are quickly approaching, and Adams County is challenging several of the permits filed. An organization of Adams County community members called Adams County Communities for Drilling Accountability Now (ACCDAN) recently submitted a form 510 to the COGCC to support this protest. Within the body of this form, these citizens plead with the…

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“Routine” Spill Report Highlights Threats to Health and Environment

“An unknown amount of oil, produced water and condensate spilled. Waters of the state were impacted.”  This description of a spill near the Saddleback Golf Course in Firestone is listed without capitals letters or exclamation points in a biweekly Greeley Tribune article listing the spills reported by operators to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) over the…

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Acceptance of CDP may be risky business- Guest Opinion – Broomfield Enterprise 7/22/18

By Patrick Talbot Extraction Oil & Gas, Inc., proposes to drill 84 horizontal fracking wells in close proximity to densely populated residential communities, boulevards, parks, and our planned future Broomfield potable water source. Extraction was required to submit a Risk Management Plan as part of their Comprehensive Drilling Plan (CDP) to obtain permits to drill in Broomfield. The current…

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Join Others to Express Your Concerns About the Extraction Pads on August 1 at the COGCC

Sign Up on July 25 to Speak on August 1 or Just Plan to Attend August 1  Here is a direct link to the signup form for August 1:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfCRPWG8eYizbc1nhAHffKEiVRsPxQnd7x3uQG9b1a6k-L67w/viewform   Have you thought about joining others to express your concerns about the proposed Extraction Pads sited in Broomfield, just prior to an unprecedented hearing at the State Colorado Oil…

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Adams County Protest for Unprecedented COGCC Hearing Requests Alternative Site Analysis for Broomfield Extraction Pads

In anticipation of an August 1 COGCC hearing on the drilling permits for Extraction Interchange and Northwest Pads sited in Broomfield, Adams County filed a July 16 protest document that asks that the COGCC “not approve the Application until all the alternative sites (Huron, United, Sheridan, and Lowell) are evaluated as potential alternative well locations.”  The four named sites…

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