"Hours ahead of scheduled hearing on Broomfield drilling plan, Colorado regulators got an earful".
"An overflow crowd showed up Monday to plead with — and in some cases berate — state regulators over several oil and gas drilling operations slated for neighborhoods along the Front Range.
Development proposals in Broomfield and Boulder County and the recent approval of two dozen wells near a school in Weld County drew denunciations from a long line of people — some wearing surgical masks emblazoned with anti-fracking messages — during a boisterous Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission meeting.
A common theme heard in the hearing room was the potential health hazards wells pose to homeowners and to children attending nearby schools. Several elected officials from Broomfield and Boulder and Adams counties told the commissioners of their concerns about drilling so close to homes."