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Oil and gas is a top priority in the Town of Erie. We continue to work together and establish those priorities with Town staff, residents, legal teams, experts and professionals, other municipalities, the State, and the oil and gas industry as we protect Erie’s health and safety.

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Dec. 14, 2021 Approval of Amended Reciprocal Setback Standards
On Dec. 14, 2021 the Board of Trustees approved amended Section 10-6-14 of the Unified Development Code to adjust Reciprocal Setback requirements for oil and gas sites. The approved Ordinance can be viewed in its entirety and a recording of the meeting is also available for viewing.

Aug. 24, 2021 Air Monitoring Network Installation
The Town of Erie is pleased to announce the deployment of 10 air quality monitoring stations operated by Ajax Analytics and Colorado State University (CSU). The stations were deployed in phases between Aug. 4 and Aug. 17 near oil and gas well pads and in adjacent neighborhoods as part of the Town’s Air Quality Monitoring Program. View a map of monitoring locations.

June 21, 2021 Oil & Gas Setbacks Listening Session
The Town held a listening session for the public to discuss options for proposed oil and gas site setbacks.

Watch the recorded session.

Feb. 11, 2021 Oil & Gas Q&A /Listening Session
The Town hosted a Question & Answer/Listening Session in partnership with the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) and the Weld County Oil and Gas Energy Department. The Mae J site is located east of Colliers Boulevard and north of Weld County Road 10.

Reciprocal Setbacks

The following options for setbacks were created to allow Erie to develop new residential, commercial, or other property for human occupancy consistent with Town goals, plans, policies, and regulations while protecting occupants from negative impacts to public health, safety, and welfare from existing oil and gas well sites. 

On Dec. 14, 2021 the Board of Trustees approved amended Section 10-6-14 of the Unified Development Code to adjust Reciprocal Setback requirements for oil and gas sites. The approved Ordinance can be viewed in its entirety and a recording of the meeting is also available for viewing.