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The City of Greeley has received a USR (Use by Special Review) application from Mineral Resources Inc. to allow 19 oil and gas wells, 19 separators, and 20 tanks on the property located south of 29 th St and north of 32 nd St. The drilling site is approximately 1,000ft away from Frontier Academy Elementary School’s playground, 581ft from Walmart and in close proximity to other businesses and neighboring subdivisions. The operator wants industrial traffic to access the drill site from heavily traveled 35 th Ave to 29 th St, which is also the access road for Frontier Academy Elementary School, hotels and other businesses. Please attend the meeting, open to all community members and interested parties, on September 30 th . The city planning staff will explain the review process, the operator will provide information about the proposal, and community members may ask questions and voice concerns.

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 the school, local residents and businesses, 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.