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Posted on: August 1, 2018

Oil and Gas update - August 1, 2018

On July 31, a Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) hearing was held to consider 8 North LLC’s Density and Spacing application in Weld County and Erie.  This application was previously proposed for areas within Boulder County and Lafayette city limits, but was relocated to the Town of Erie.

At this hearing, Mayor Christine Berg presented arguments against this application.  The Mayor also presented a letter addressed to Governor Hickenlooper and the COGCC from seven cities and four counties including Broomfield City and County, Boulder County, Adams County, Longmont, Lafayette, Erie, Louisville, Westminster, Northglen, and Thornton.  In this letter, these entities joined together to emphasize their desire to protect the health, safety, and welfare of all Colorado citizens; requested a paradigm shift in the development and regulations of oil and gas sites; and expressed their opposition to the oil and gas industry’s divisive actions that are creating border wars between neighboring municipalities.

The COGCC ruled in favor to approve the 8 North application in an 8-1 vote.

Audio of Mayor Berg’s public address to the COGCC can be heard at

The City of Lafayette's Oil and Gas Information and Resources webpage provides a number of resources for residents looking to gather information including;

* A timeline of actions being taken by Lafayette City Council to address potential Oil and gas issues in Lafayette

* Oil and gas FAQs

* Lafayette well maps

* Public participation at the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC)

* Also included on this page is a link to the Boulder County Oil and Gas Development webpage.

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