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The City of Greeley has received a USR (Use by Special Review) application from Synergy Resources Corporation to allow up to four (4) oil and gas wells, four (4) separators, and twelve (12) tanks on the property located north of Centerplace Drive. The drilling site is less than 400ft away from West Park Village and in close proximity to other apartment complexes and neighboring subdivisions. Synergy wants industrial traffic to access the drill site from heavily traveled 35 th Ave to 24 th St, which is also the access road for Greeley West High School and high density apartment complexes.

The City of Greeley Planning Commission will hold a public meeting to consider the request. Let Weld Air and Water know if you want to be contacted when a hearing date is set.

Concerns with Oil & Gas Drilling in the Community:

Health : Effects of poor air quality resulting from toxic emissions and volatile organic compounds emitted during the drilling and ongoing extraction process exacerbates respiratory problems and creates potential long-term health risks from unknown cumulative impacts.

Safety: Possible spills and explosions of flammable and hazardous chemicals in close proximity to our homes, schools, and businesses. Inadequate emergency response plan.

Traffic: Increased traffic, industrial truck traffic and flammable/hazardous material transport. Increased risk of accidents, including with inexperienced student drivers, which may result in fatalities and toxic chemicals spills. Flow of traffic in the area with the surge of industry related traffic.

Community : This high intensity drilling operation will affect local residents and businesses, schools, parks, and future developments in the area. Elevated noise levels. Increased use and contamination of city municipal water that cannot be reclaimed/recycled for any other use. Wastewater storage, disposal and injection well concerns including earthquakes.