Impacted Resident Testimony
The Broomfield Story
Just over seven years ago we moved to Broomfield, Colorado to live near our son and his family. I researched the area online to be sure we would not live near oil and gas well pads. Since then Broomfield approved 83 wells to be drilled on six pads within two miles of my home.
We live on the north border of Broomfield, just south of Erie Township. Erie opted to consolidate 30 wells on a pad one half mile from my home. They approved the operator agreement for this pad so there are only two ways we can get the permit denied. One is to support LOGIC and other environmental groups during the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) rulemaking. Since the Commission’s mission is now to regulate oil and gas development, it must listen to health concerns about the cumulative affects of oil and gas development.
As residents who do not have mineral rights, we have no say in process, yet we will experience the negative impacts of living near the pad.Second, Broomfield protested the permit for this 30 well pad. It has concerns about residents’ health impacts. As residents who do not have mineral rights, we have no say in process, yet we will experience the negative impacts of living near the pad. We need the support of groups such as LOGIC to strengthen the voices of oil and gas impacted residents. Without this statewide group to represent us in the Legislature, we would not be heard or listened to. We also need LOGIC to ensure that SB-181 will be enforced by the COGCC to protect our health and safety.