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Old 11-03-2018, 08:44 PM
 
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"A Jefferson County authored map dated 10/30/2018, shows that the number is actually 109 wells on 16 pads. The 5 applications cover the entirety of Rocky Flats, including the Superfund site, as well as two sections overlying Standley Lake, and two sections connecting the two locations."

https://350colorado.org/rockyflatsfrackingapplication/

https://kdvr.com/2018/11/01/oil-and-...r-rocky-flats/

Please vote YES on 112. They think by getting the applications in before 112 they will get away with fracking a known plutonium contaminated site and near Standley Lake, a drinking water reservoir/lake. Maybe they will but I hope they don't. I hope 112 passes and we figure out some way to stop the madness of fracking near our homes and water sources.
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Old 11-03-2018, 10:24 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Not near my house.
Sounds good to me.
More jobs.
I love the idea of transuranic waste in my gasoline.
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Old 11-05-2018, 09:35 AM
 
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Erie just approved a 30 well pad north of hwy 7 and adjacent to Erie Airport landing pad (where the crash was last week). This is also adjacent to residential areas.

Here is an interesting post on my Nextdoor account that those that are interested in understanding this issue might want to read.
"It is disheartening to listen to the elected officials of our communities state that they hear and share the concerns of their constituents, but that they have no choice as they need to approve the OA or face litigation for which they do not have the financial resources. One side holds the power.
.......
Oil and gas does not need 100% of surface land available to drill because they have 2 mile laterals and as technology improves the laterals will go farther. They have the technology to go up to 7 miles. The reason O&G is fighting back on this is that it costs them more. It's more difficult. But technology will be improved so they can do this. Industry does not need 100% of surface land available to operate.

The reason 2500' setbacks were chosen is because when there is a fire/explosion/ blowout, that is the typical distance first responders have to stay at. They can't get near the wells to put fires out because it is dangerous to them. Currently there are homes much closer than 2500' and if there's a fire, those homes will burn. If there's an explosion, citizens are at risk. Also, it's been proven that those living closer to wells suffer from health issues, sleep deprivation, headaches, etc.

The COGCC admits that 500' setbacks have no basis in science, fact or anything, for that matter. The previous setback was a little more than the height of the drilling rig, in case it fell over. That's what they were worried about prior to 2013. Then the COGCC just picked 500' out of the blue as their setback. The COGCC admits there is no basis in fact. Now we have data showing why 2500' setbacks should be the minimum distance.

As for the "oil and gas is supporting our schools argument" that is an over generalization being promoted by the industry. Granted, oil and gas does pay tax dollars. Because most oil and gas operations occur in Weld County, that county does receive more money than any other county in Colorado, which ends up helping schools in Weld County, not the entire state. If oil and gas is not operating in your county, there are no tax dollars from it going to schools. "
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Old 11-07-2018, 10:05 PM
 
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Public comment is invited so if anyone wants to help fight this please leave your comments at the link below. You can view the map to see how the drilling goes right under the lake. Also under the dog park and Rocky Flats.
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Public comment sought for drilling permits near Standley Lake, Westminster Hills
The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is seeking public comment on recent applications for drilling permits in the areas near Standley Lake and the Westminster Hills Dog Park.

If approved, the permits would allow drilling near and under the lake and dog park areas.

Deadline for public comment is Nov. 22, 2018, although the city will request that the comment period be extended to at least Dec. 1, 2018.

Use this link to share comments and view map: https://bit.ly/2ARatHR

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Old 11-08-2018, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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Public comment is invited so if anyone wants to help fight this please leave your comments at the link below. You can view the map to see how the drilling goes right under the lake. Also under the dog park and Rocky Flats.
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Public comment sought for drilling permits near Standley Lake, Westminster Hills
The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is seeking public comment on recent applications for drilling permits in the areas near Standley Lake and the Westminster Hills Dog Park.

If approved, the permits would allow drilling near and under the lake and dog park areas.

Deadline for public comment is Nov. 22, 2018, although the city will request that the comment period be extended to at least Dec. 1, 2018.

Use this link to share comments and view map: https://bit.ly/2ARatHR
In.
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Old 11-08-2018, 08:21 AM
 
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Thanks Skysdog. Could you make sure your friends in local politics know about this also? There does not appear to be a way to stop any permit but the more people we have that know about it, the greater the potential that something will be done.
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Old 11-08-2018, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Evergreen, Colorado
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Public comment is invited so if anyone wants to help fight this please leave your comments at the link below. You can view the map to see how the drilling goes right under the lake. Also under the dog park and Rocky Flats.
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Public comment sought for drilling permits near Standley Lake, Westminster Hills
The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is seeking public comment on recent applications for drilling permits in the areas near Standley Lake and the Westminster Hills Dog Park.

If approved, the permits would allow drilling near and under the lake and dog park areas.

Deadline for public comment is Nov. 22, 2018, although the city will request that the comment period be extended to at least Dec. 1, 2018.

Use this link to share comments and view map: https://bit.ly/2ARatHR
That's a scary map, I had no idea the shale system extended that far west.
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Old 11-08-2018, 06:03 PM
 
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Just saw this on the Nextdoor feed.

Great News! The City of Westminster believes that the applicant has withdrawn their applications for drilling at Standley Lake and at the Westminster Hills Dog Park. We have not seen anything official on the COGCC website yet. Thank you for sharing your comments on the COGCC website, we truly appreciate your commitment to preserving the quality of life in Westminster. https://bit.ly/2ARatHR

Does not appear they withdrew the applications for Rocky Flats.
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Old 11-09-2018, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Denver via Austin
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I would have never figured Standley Lake was a drinking water source. What a terrible idea to begin with since there is no doubt radioactive soil at the bottom of the lake, and it's only drinkable so long as that soil stays undisturbed (water is actually a fantastic barrier to most radiation though). But then fracking underneath is a hilariously bad idea because, even though the oil is thousands of feet underneath, oil companies have never been known to case their drilling operations properly while drilling through the water table (of which the lake is just an above-the-surface expression). And also, there's the pesky, completely coincidental, totally-not-related slew of low-grade earthquakes that always pop up once wastewater injection begins that might just stir up the radioactive soil.
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Old 11-09-2018, 05:55 PM
 
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Standley Lake
Did they misspell Stanley because they didn't go to pre-school?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vjEnkQdaHM
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