COGCC Hearing on Wellington Operating

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October 20, 2021 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This is a key opportunity for comment on potentially hazardous effects on an important watershed in Larimer County! Your written or spoken comments can really help!

The COGCC will taking public comment about renewing the operating permit for Wellington Operating Company at this hearing. Based on the hard work of local activists working with the Larimer Alliance, we have established that Wellington Operating has been discharging supposedly "processed" toxic waste taken from produced water from local fracking operations through infiltration pits into the Boxelder Creek watershed -- for years. We question the effectiveness of that processing, and the validity of relying on the operator to monitor the content of the discharge downstream.

Attendance at the hearing:

  • To listen to the hearing, use zoom link for the Oct. 20 10:30 a. m. COGCC hearing on the home page https://cogcc.state.co.us/#/home
  • To provide Oral or Written comment at the Oct. 20 COGCC hearing for permit renewal:

You must sign up in advance to speak at the hearing. A sign up sheet for Oral Comment at Wellington Operating COGCC permit renewal can be found here: 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfJ5UkiLyI7lyuHZFaMhAOdBPLZVabmAYPnWvTcGIh1w0902A/viewform.

Be sure to scroll down the page on that link to find the sign up spaces. You must enter Docket Number 210500085, which indicates you want to provide comment for the Wellington Operating hearing..

The sign up sheet will close at noon Tuesday, Oct. 19

Note: This sign up sheet is also being used for the evening COGCC hearing, but speakers for Wellington Operating will be moved to morning slots, per Mimi Larson.  Written comment can be made via this link, as well.