Dozens urge the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) to not allow the approval of 84 new wells in Broomfield.
DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 30 - Micah Parkin, right, of 350 Colorado and Colorado Rising, and Liz Fuhr, second from right, of Sisters of St. Francis, wear masks to show their opposition to COGCC board members during a public comment session on October 30, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) will be deciding whether to approve the location of 84 wells Extraction Oil & Gas Inc wants to drill in Broomfield. The proposed project has generated a lot of controversy with both Broomfield and Adams county residents upset about the particular location of the wells and how they might affect neighbors and water supplies. Dozens of residents turned out to voice their opposition to the project. The mission statement for the COGCC says that they are charged with fostering the responsible development of Colorado's oil and gas natural resources in a manner consistent with the protection of public health, safety, and welfare, including the environment and wildlife resources. Their agency seeks to serve, solicit participation from, and maintain working relationships with all those having an interest in Colorado's oil and gas natural resources. (Photo by Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post)