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Posted on: March 3, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Initial Court Proceeding Enforcing Broomfield Noise Ordinance

Initial Court Proceeding to Enforce Broomfield Noise Ordinance

On Tuesday, February 3, 2020, Extraction Oil and Gas appeared in Broomfield Municipal Court on six summons and complaints for failure to comply with Broomfield’s noise ordinance on thirteen separate days. The summons and complaints allege that Extraction violated Broomfield’s noise ordinance by continuing to operate at night without providing Broomfield with a modeling study, which would indicate that Extraction could operate within noise limits established by the ordinance.

Extraction has filed a motion to dismiss the municipal ordinance violations.   

Since the modeling study was due on February 6, 2020, Broomfield has received 228 noise complaints concerning Extraction’s Livingston Pad, near Sheridan Parkway and Lowell Boulevard in Broomfield. 

Municipal Court Judge, Steven Fischer, set a motions and arraignment hearing for March 31, 2020, at 9 a.m.

“This is a significant concern to our community with hundreds of residents complaining about the impact on their health and welfare,” said City and County Attorney Shaun Sullivan. “We need Extraction to comply with the noise ordinance and we’re asking the courts for a speedy process to bring our community relief.” 

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