- As Broomfield Board of Health Looks to Critical Vote on Wednesday, Extraction Forges Ahead With Plans to Enter Flowback on Livingston Pad in Coming Days 2020-04-08 - Extraction Oil and Gas Plans Leave City Without Air Quality Equipment in Place and Lacking Public Health Order Meant to Protect Residents from Flowback Operations During the Covid-19 Epidemic In a lengthy meeting Tuesday night, Broomfield City Council members, acting as Broomfield’s Board of Health (BOH), took to the public phone lines and Channel 8 to express their apologies to residents for their lack of action on a Public Health Order. The statements of each member in their Board of Health capacity oftentimes appeared to echo statements from City Council meetings of years past with apologies that the public health...
- Take Action: Protect Air Quality During A Respiratory Pandemic 2020-03-17 - We are living in the midst of a global pandemic present in our state and our communities. This pandemic, COVID-19, results in respiratory illness as well as respiratory distress, including death, at alarmingly high rates. As a result, we ask that all extraction activities known to release harmful VOCs and air pollution, be ceased, without exception, including those operations at extraction oil and gas facilities throughout Broomfield. Please join us in signing and sharing this important call to action.
- A Note to Our Community 2020-03-17 - First, apologies our team has been quiet. We are, like everyone, taking in what is happening and working to adjust our lives to the reality of Covid-19. We appreciate your patience with us. Sadly, this respiratory global pandemic is on a dangerous collision course with flowback operations in our community. It is expected that flowback operations will begin at the Livingston Pad between the first and third week of April. This is also just the time when Covid-19 cases, including severe respiratory distress and possible death, are expected to be spiking. Covid-19, as many of you know, is expected to...
- Call to Action: Residents Urged to Write In — and Attend Tuesday City Council Meeting 2020-01-13 - Vote Planned for Emergency Ordinance to Address Noise from Extraction Operations Author: Jennifer D. In an attempt to address ongoing noise pollution from oil and gas activities within the city, Broomfield’s City Council will take a critical vote on an Emergency Noise Ordinance during Tuesday evening’s city council meeting. If passed, the ordinance would amend the city’s current noise ordinance — and take effect in 8 days. The vote has been listed on the agenda as Item 11-i, which means citizen comments on this matter will happen later in the evening. Reported efforts by Mayor Pro Tem Guyleen Castriotta and others may...
- Oil and Gas Community Workshop: Wed, Oct 30 from 5:30 pm – 8 pm 2019-10-26 - When: October 30 from 5:30 pm – 8 pm Where: George Di Ciero City and County Building, One DesCombes Drive This second community workshop on the oil and gas regulations will focus on risk, location and siting, and impacts to resources. Its purpose is to allow the public to give input to the revised regulations. Please view the redlined version of the regulations here https://drive.google.com/file/d/1puCbAUPiwez3s2WMlwdJ0WWr0u_PEYhJ/view If you can’t make the meeting, you can also give your feedback at https://www.broomfieldvoice.com/oilandgasregulations
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- Attend Broomfield City Council Meetings
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- Call and Write Our Elected Officials and the State Regulatory Agencies
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