Adams County Citizens need a voice in Oil/Gas development within 2000 feet of homes.
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Petition for Referral of Large-Scale Oil and Gas to Vote of Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) Including Public Hearing As residents of Adams County in Colorado, by signing of this petition, we formally request that Adams County Director of Planning and Development refer the Todd Creek, Ivey and any future large-scale oil and gas development applications to a vote of the Adams County Board of County Commissioners as allowable under the county’s Administrative Use by Special Review provisions of Adams County Development Standards and Regulations (4-10-02-05-07). The reason for this petitioned request is that we, the undersigned, believe that all large-scale oil and gas developments within 2000 feet of an existing or planned neighborhood should require a vote of the Adams County Commissioners and a public hearing allowing ample opportunity for public education, involvement and formal public comment.
“2. Director's Discretion to Refer to the Board
In lieu of the Director making a decision on an application, the Director has the discretion to refer any application for Administrative Use by Special Review or amendment thereto to the BOCC for its consideration and decision at a public hearing. In such event, the BOCC shall make its determination based upon the requirements of this Section; however, unless waived by the BOCC, notice of the hearing shall be provided to those parties entitled to notice as set forth in Section 04-10-02-05-06 prior to the BOCC hearing. At such public hearing, the BOCC may approve, approve with conditions, or deny the application.”
Adams County residents are facing unprecedented oil and gas development in and around our neighborhoods and just a few thousand feet from several schools.
Our neighborhoods will be surrounded by 204 wells on 13 sites all with in 6 miles of each other. Four of these sites are Large Scale oil and gas sites, each with 24-26 wells, 50 plus Crude oil tanks, 26 Separators, 10 VOC Combustors and other site facilities. The proposed Ivey site is within a flood plain and will horizontally drill a never before drilled distance of 3 miles, under Wadley Farms and Hunters Glenn, including Hunters Glen Elementary and Century Middle School.
For every 6 well pad site CDOT estimates 9,400 semi truck trips. 40,000 - 50,000 semi trucks per site, past schools and neighborhoods.
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) "Some short term health effects reported by people living near oil and gas operations include irritation of the eyes, nose, throat, lungs or
skin, or other symptoms like headache, dizziness, or nausea and vomiting. Some also report sleep disturbance or anxiety. There is very little information about long term health effects in people living near oil and gas operations. The amount of scientific literature on the connection between oil and gas related exposures and health effects is currently limited but is growing".
Adams County residents, as concerned citizens and as stakeholders should have a voice with oil and gas development proposed in our communities.
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