Adams County Communities for Drilling Accountability Now (ACCDAN) fully supported SB-181. Large scale oil and gas operations do not belong in our neighborhoods or near our schools.
Adams County Communities for Drilling Accountability NOW (ACCDAN) is a 501(c)(3) whose mission is to provide community education, public information and increased awareness regarding the potential impact of large scale oil and gas development on neighborhoods in Adams County. Our goals include:
- Advocating the need for increased buffer zones in Adams County's growing urban areas
- Posting up-to-date research on health and environmental impacts
- Collaborating with surrounding communities
- Raising awareness of state and local regulations
- Providing information on local events
Map of pending and permitted large wellpads in Northwest Adams County
About the Wadley Farms site
In 2015, Synergy Resources Corporation was planning an industrial size oil and gas drilling facility in the middle of Wadley Farms, a quiet neighborhood located in the middle of the fast growing, highly populated North Thornton suburbs between 136th Ave and 144th Ave and Washington and York.
As of August 2016, Synergy has also sold multiple holdings including the Ivey and Wadley sites and associated horizontal drilling mineral rights to Ward Petroleum Corporation (Ward). This sale also included the land for the 35 acre site located in Wadley Farms. Ward has a signed Memorandum of Understanding for drilling in Adams County. Ward has a partnership with Trilantic Capital Partners. Ward is an Oklahoma company with offices in Fort Collins, CO. ACCDAN is assessing the potential impacts of these ownership changes.
The proposed multi well pad site may contain up to 20 wells and as many as 50 large storage tanks along with other industrial equipment. The site would be approximatively 500 feet away from several homes in Wadley Farms. About 30 homes would be within 1000 feet of the wells. All the other homes in Wadley Farms, the Adams 12 Rocky Top Middle school, the Northern Lights Ball Fields and more than 150 homes from the adjacent neighborhoods of Cherrywood Park and Hunters Glen would be within a half mile radius.
These neighborhoods could be facing increased health, safety, traffic and noise issues in the near future.
This site is not suitable for such a big industrial operation and other locations should be considered.