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Adams County neighbors: Too many wells, too close to homes

ADAMS COUNTY — A rural quiet breathes over the dirt roads and horse corrals of Wadley Farms in Adams County, a community of 120 homes cocooned in splendid solace amid the thrum of suburban life in nearby Thornton.

But that peace could soon be threatened by the clatter of drilling rigs boring out 20 oil and gas wells in the middle of the neighborhood.

Denver Post  |  August 12, 2015

Big crowd gathers in Thornton to sound off on oil and gas moratorium

THORNTON — Nearly 100 residents, many wearing “No Fracking Way” signs around their necks, filed into City Hall on Tuesday evening to press for a five-year ban on oil and gas drilling in the state’s sixth-largest city.

Denver Post  |  November 18, 2015

Residents form action group as oil drilling moves into their backyards

THORNTON, Colo. — Oil development is creeping into more Colorado communities and Thornton is just the latest to see big oil on its doorstep.

Synergy Resource Corp. plans to drill 15 to 20 oil and gas wells in the Wadley Farms Subdivision in 2017, just beyond the backyards of several residents.

Fox31  |  September 16, 2015

Adams County residents feel shut out of fracking conversation

Anti-fracking activists say the Adams County Board of Commissioners is shutting them out of the last public discussion on a temporary moratorium on fracking in high density urban areas.
Despite dozens of pleas from community members hoping to attend, the Adams County Board of Commissioners refuses to hold a critical fracking study session during evening hours.

Colorado Independent  |  February 1, 2016

Adams County commissioners not in favor of drilling moratorium

BRIGHTON — Adams County leaders made it clear Wednesday morning that they won’t support a 10-month ban on new oil and gas activity in urban parts of the county after hearing nearly eight hours of testimony that began Tuesday night.

Denver Post  |  January 27, 2016