Tag Archives: Extraction Oil and Gas

Broomfield challenges SB181’s public health priority

April 2, 2020

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BREAKING NEWS UPDATE On Wednesday, April 8, the City of Broomfield reluctantly voted not to impose an emergency Public Health order to prevent Extraction Oil & Gas from conducting flowback operations while Governor Polis’ stay-at-home remains in place. They made this decision because they were advised by counsel that subsequent lawsuits would make the order […]

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Bella Romero mom sends benzene complaint letter to Polis

December 3, 2019

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Greeley, CO — Today, Greeley mother, Patricia Nelson, sent an open letter to Governor Polis and the director of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission demanding a shut down of the 24 well pad, Extraction Oil and Gas operation just 1,200 feet from the front door of Bella Romero Academy. The demand is in […]

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Extraction withdraws Livingston Pad applications

October 30, 2019

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Colorado Rising takes aggressive litigation stance against Extraction Oil and Gas (XOG) and COGCC Denver, CO — Extraction Oil & Gas, Inc. withdrew its COGCC applications for spacing and forced pooling permits for a well on the Livingston pad in Broomfield County, Colorado. The Broomfield Livingston pad has been a source of serious litigation since […]

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CO Rising files complaint to halt O&G permitting

October 9, 2019

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COGCC violating due process in permitting of new wells Denver, CO — Today Colorado Rising, on behalf of Wildgrass Oil and Gas Committee, filed a complaint requesting judicial review in Denver District Court concerning the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission’s process of approving new oil and gas permits. CO Rising/Wildgrass Oil & Gas Committee […]

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AOC video tweet broadcasts Extraction well pad pollution

September 27, 2019

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Extraction Oil & Gas claims AOC’s video shows no pollution as COGCC — for the first time ever — orders a company to change operations in response to health & safety concerns Denver & Washington, D.C. — Extraction Oil & Gas Inc.’s Livingston extraction facility in Broomfield, Colorado — captured in Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s video […]

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WildEarth Guardians sue O&G over AQ violations

February 19, 2019

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WildEarth Guardians to file suit against oil and gas industry for extensive clean air violations along Colorado’s Front Range Companies illegally fracking without permits, fueling Denver region’s smog pollution, endangering public health Denver — WildEarth Guardians today put seven oil and gas companies on notice that it intends to file suit over extensive clean air […]

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Colorado Rising wins forced pooling lawsuit

February 12, 2019

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Judge hands win to Colorado Rising on behalf of Broomfield’s Wildgrass residents in temporary restraining order hearing for the forced pooling suit The second of two hearings on forced pooling wrapped up today in Denver with a victory for homeowners and mineral rights owners in the Wildgrass subdivision in Broomfield. In 2016, hundreds of residents […]

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Fracking Future Shock in Colorado

December 29, 2018

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Guest post by Phil Doe* If fracking treated all people equally, that is, if every person in Colorado were threatened with anywhere from 10 to 50 fracked wells in their neighborhood, the oil and gas industry would be long gone. But it doesn’t, so only a minority of Coloradans reap the whirlwind in the state’s […]

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Earthworks video exposes emissions at Extraction’s Coyote Pad

August 29, 2018

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Breaking news Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams announced today that Initiative 97, a setback measure for oil and gas development made the ballot. The measure would mandate that new oil and gas development, including fracking, be a minimum distance of 2,500 feet from occupied buildings and other areas designated as “vulnerable.” ************ On Friday […]

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Bloody but unbowed Initiative 97 rages on

August 2, 2018

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*Updated August 3 with links to stories on KDNK and KGNU below As the August 6 deadline for signatures looms over Initiative 97, the more than 550 volunteers are gearing up for a final statewide effort this weekend. Meanwhile the oil & gas industry has pulled out all their dirty tricks to stop to them. […]

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