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“Noise is the biggest source of oil and gas complaints in Colorado: Complaints at drill sites near Erie show the difficulty of the conflict” Denver Post 8/20/17

Front Page Denver Post   By John Ingold “In 2010, state regulators fielded 240 complaints. By 2013, that number had risen only to 252. But last year, 419 complaints were filed with the state. Through July of this year, the tally is already higher — 704 complaints. The biggest reason for the jump in those complaints is not concern…

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Request from the Broomfield Health and Safety First Initiative Committee: Attend Broomfield City Council August 22 for the Ballot Measure

UPDATE TUESDAY, AUGUST 22:  City Council voted unanimously to approve the ballot titling as listed below.  Thank you for your support! On Tuesday, August 22, the Broomfield City Council will set the title language for the November ballot measure that seeks to ensure that citizens’ health, safety and welfare are protected when the City makes oil and gas decisions. This…

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Extraction Memo Objects to Oil and Gas Update Committee Draft Recommendations: What About Evidence of Previous COGCC Uncertainty with Setbacks?

In an 8/3 memo to the Oil and Gas Update Committee and City officials regarding the Oil and Gas Update Committee Draft Recommendations, Chandler Newhall of Extraction Oil and Gas detailed “a number of concerns as to the technical and economic feasibility, and legality of the recommendations as currently written.”  He referred to the “in‐depth technical knowledge” at the…

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Proposed Charter Amendment to Include Health and Safety on Oil and Gas Has Sufficient Signatures for November Ballot

On 8/14, Broomfield County Clerk Jim Candelarie informed Broomfield Health and Safety First that they had submitted sufficient signatures to move forward with their proposed charter amendment.  The initiative needed 2,435 signatures to be approved for the November ballot and the Broomfield County Clerk accepted 2,847 of the signatures submitted for the initiative. The Broomfield Health and Safety First…

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City Council Unanimous in Support of Protesting Spacing Unit Applications

UPDATE 8/22:  City Attorney Tuthill confirmed at the 8/22 Study Session that he has been working with Special Counsel Phil Barber to file the City’s protests of Extraction’s spacing unit applications before the 8/28 COGCC deadline. At the 8/8 City Council Study Session, City Council members were unanimous in their support of protesting the Crestone and Extraction spacing unit…

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Spacing Applications Reach into Broadlands and McKay Landing, Anthem Highlands “Doughnut Hole”

On 7/13, Extraction filed 6 spacing applications with the COGCC which are currently scheduled to be heard on 9/11 & 9/12 in Durango.  In addition to the timing of the filing, another surprise was that the “South” spacing applications reach further south in Broomfield than expected. As you can see on the overview and detail maps below, Extraction’s “South” spacing…

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