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Colorado Divided Over Drilling

by Elizabeth Alford on November 10, 2017

The citizens of Colorado are divided over oil and gas drilling near neighborhoods.

Colorado Attempts to Limit Forced Pooling

Last month, a crowd swarmed the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission to protest drilling near neighborhoods in Weld and Boulder counties.

“Barbara Binder, an Adams County resident whose neighborhood would be just over 1,000 feet from 49 wells proposed for a parcel of Broomfield open space just over the county line, said she and her neighbors had little input about the project belonging to Extraction Oil and Gas LLC.” - The Denver Post

The meeting became emotional as residents expressed fear of the health concerns of having wells so close to their homes and children’s schools.

The Colorado Department of Health and Environment have conducted tests on more than 10,000 air quality samples taken near oil and gas operations and found concentrations of toxins are within the EPA’s “acceptable risk” range.

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