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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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Broomfield Gives Breach of Contract Notice to Extraction Oil and Gas (Updated)

In what’s now unfolding as an ongoing effort to protect public health and safety by the Broomfield City Council and staff, Broomfield has written a letter to Extraction Oil and Gas (XOG), informing them of their breach of contract status due to excessive noise on operating well pads. The effort includes contact with Lt. Governor Dianne Primavera, Lisa Kaufmann…

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Repair Continues for Methane Leak from Davis 43-6 Well Due to Weather Delays

On Wednesday, November 27, the City and County of Broomfield published an update stating that the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) was continuing work to repair the Davis 43-6 plugged and abandoned well under Graham Peak Way in a new Anthem Highlands subdivision. The COGCC has made repairs to the depth of 1180 feet but they will…

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State Finds Elevated Benzene Levels Next to Extraction’s Operations Near Bella Romero Academy

In a press release today, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) announced that benzene measurements taken by the State’s mobile air quality monitoring lab next to Extraction Oil and Gas operations at Bella Romero 4-8 Academy in Greeley exceeded federal health guidelines on Nov. 5. The measured…

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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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