Filing a Complaint

Keep a Log

Keeping a complaint log is important. Note the date & time, temperature, wind direction & speed, and relative humidity from a nearby weather station such as those available on Weather Underground

Identifying Your Facility

OperatorFacility NameFacility NumberLocation / Notes
OccidentalMae J466612North of Weld CR 10 between Weld CR 3 and Weld CR 5 (map).
Active hydraulic fracturing for 12 wells.
OccidentalPapa Jo / Shumaker452217East of Weld CR 3 and Weld CR 1 1/2 (map).
Fracking set to begin in March 2021 for 16 wells.
Crestone Peak ResourcesCosslett332117Southwest of Erie Parkway and I-25 (map).
Wells are in production.
Crestone Peak ResourcesMorgan Hills446290Southwest of Weld CR 3 and Weld CR 12 (map).
Wells are in production.
Crestone Peak ResourcesPratt434526West of Weld CR 4 and Weld CR 5 (map).
Wells are in production.
Crestone Peak ResourcesWaste Connections434375Northeast of Vista Parkway and Parkdale Circle (map).
Wells are in production.
Crestone Peak ResourcesWoolley Becky Sosa305447Northeast of County Line Road and Weld CR 10 1/2 (map).
Wells are in production.
Extraction Oil & GasCoyote Trails319094Northeast of Sheridan Pkwy and Weld Co Rd 4 (map).
Wells are in production.
Waste ConnectionsFront Range Landfilln/aEast of Weld CR 5 between CR 4 and CR 6 (map).
Active landfill, expected to operate until 2051.
You’re probably wanting to complain about one of these active sites in Erie; use the location, operator, facility name and number as your file your complaint.

Odor Complaints

If you suspect a gas leak in your home, get safely outside and call 911. See Xcel Energy for more information.

Otherwise, follow these steps:

  1. Call the Erie Police non-emergency number at 303-441-4444 and describe the location and potential source of the odor, in accordance with Erie Municipal Code Section 5-1-6 H which addresses odor nuisances.
  2. If you believe the odor is coming from the Front Range Landfill, contact Randy Tourville, District Manager at randyto@wcnx.org or 405-694-9727.
  3. If you believe the odor is oil & gas related:
    1. For Crestone-operated sites, contact the Crestone team at communityrelations@crestonepr.com or 303-659-7740 (emergency line).
    2. For Extraction-operated sites, contact Extraction at 720-370-5540 (emergency line).
    3. For Occidental-operated sites, contact the Oxy Response Line at 1-866-248-9577 or coloradostakeholder@oxy.com .
    4. Review the instructions at http://cogcc.state.co.us/complaints.html#/complaints and file your complaint by following the “File your complaint HERE” link. Note the operator, facility name, facility number, and location from the table above.
    5. If you are a Weld County resident, contact the Weld County Oil & Gas Energy Department at oged@weldgov.com or 970-400-3580.
  4. Contact the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) at 303-389-1687 or visit http://www.colorado.gov/OGhealth. Make sure you note the exact place that you smelled the odor (not necessarily your home address).
  5. Send an email describing the problem to Town of Erie staff at erieoilandgas@erieco.gov .

Noise Complaints

  1. Call the Erie Police non-emergency number at 303-441-4444 and describe the location and potential source of the noise, in accordance with Erie Municipal Code Section 6-10-14 which addresses unlawful noise.
  2. If you believe the noise is oil & gas related:
    1. For Crestone-operated sites, contact the Crestone team at communityrelations@crestonepr.com or 303-659-7740 (emergency line).
    2. For Extraction-operated sites, contact Extraction at 720-370-5540 (emergency line).
    3. For Occidental-operated sites, contact the Oxy Response Line at 1-866-248-9577 or coloradostakeholder@oxy.com . The after-hours number is 970-506-5980.
    4. Review the instructions at http://cogcc.state.co.us/complaints.html#/complaints and file your complaint by following the “File your complaint HERE” link. Note the operator, facility name, facility number, and location from the table above.
    5. If you are a Weld County resident, contact the Weld County Oil & Gas Energy Department at oged@weldgov.com or 970-400-3580.
    6. If you are a Boulder County resident, contact the Boulder County Commissioners at https://www.bouldercounty.org/government/elected-officials/commissioners/contact-the-commissioners/ or 303-441-3500.
    7. Send an email describing the problem to Town of Erie staff at erieoilandgas@erieco.gov .

Health Issues

  1. To report your nausea and migraines, etc., visit the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment web site, where you can also file a complaint.
  2. Send an email describing the problem to Town of Erie staff at erieoilandgas@erieco.gov .

In All Cases

  1. Contact everyone who will listen. From our Making Yourself Heard page, contact all of the listed government and industry representatives.
  2. Share your plight on social media. Tag @ErieProtectors on Twitter. Use the #nodrillsnopipelines hashtag.
  3. Join the Erie Community O&G Monitoring group on Facebook.
  4. Like the Erie Protectors page on Facebook.