The Denver Post: Angry Front Range residents pack hearing, berate state regulators for allowing drilling near homes

Development proposals in Broomfield and Boulder County and the recent approval of two dozen wells near a school in Weld County drew denunciations from a long line of people — some wearing surgical masks emblazoned with anti-fracking messages — during a boisterous Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission meeting.

“I was like I need one wall; now I need 70 walls. We are sold out of walls through August,” she said.

“The overwhelming support for Urban we’ve received from the operators shows that safer and more efficient urban operations for oil and gas is a hot topic.”

Energy companies like Urban’s sound walls because they’re faster to put up, safer, stronger, and more appealing visually, Gill and others say. An engineer designs the setup each site will need before the walls are put in place….


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2018-06-25T23:27:28+00:00 June 25th, 2018|