How much noise, dust, air pollution and danger are involved with drilling?
Sound, dust, air quality emissions, and specific safety requirements are regulated by the State of Colorado and the Federal Government. The Town of Frederick has regulations that address noise and other issues. However, State Law keeps the Town from regulating oil and gas activities in some of these areas. The oil and gas industry places the utmost value on safety. They minimize impacts of gas extraction on the environment and surrounding neighborhood. However, drilling and maintenance do make noise, and even the best precautions can't remove all risk. Safety setbacks, or distances, established by the COGCC and the Town of Frederick are designed to ensure the safety of neighboring property owners. Most operators employ a broad range of safety precautions to minimize risk to their employees and surrounding property owners. Operators may install controls on equipment, such as mufflers or other technology, to reduce noise and emissions from drilling operations,