- Please Attend the State (COGCC) Hearings on Monday, October 30 2017-10-26 - “What’s next?” That has been a frequently heard question from concerned Broomfield residents since October 24. That is when the Broomfield City Council passed Resolution No 2017-186 with a 6-4 vote in favor of the Amended and Restated Oil and Gas Operator Agreement (Amended Agreement) with Extraction Oil and Gas. The Extraction Spacing Unit Applications are on the docket at the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservations Commission (COGCC) Hearings on Monday, October 30, at 1:45 p.m. WHY SHOULD YOU COME? Although we realize it represents a big effort to attend, these are the reasons that we are asking you...
- Concerned Citizen Petition 2017-10-24 - Laurie Anderson, a concerned Broomfield citizen, created a petition asking local citizens to pressure the Broomfield City Council. She argues that the work of the Comprehensive Planning committee is not done, and that approving the Extraction MOU at tonight’s City Council meeting would be “a violation of citizen trust that must be rectified by seeing this Comprehensive Plan process through to the end.” Click here to sign the Petition Here is the content of the letter she posted on the Action Network: To: Mayor Ahrens and Broomfield City Councilmembers From: [Your Name] We request that the City Council reject the Amended...
- Latest Changes to Extraction Proposal Will Be Discussed at Oct. 17 Study Session 2017-10-14 - Additional negotiated changes between the City and Extraction will be discussed during a Council Study Session on Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 6 p.m. in City Council Chambers. They are described under “Current Status of Negotiations” starting on page 4 of the City’s summary, which is available here. You can find a map of the proposal here. Citizens are usually not permitted to make comments during a study session. You can convey your concerns in two ways: Your presence and attentive listening always makes an impression. The proposal is the first item on the agenda. You should email your concerns to the...
- Submit Your Concerns to the State by October 16 for the COGCC Extraction Hearings 2017-10-13 - Congratulations, Broomfield Residents! You should be proud of how well you articulated your oil and gas development concerns to the State (COGCC) at the October 12 Public Forum. We need to continue to make sure that the COGCC hears our concerns and what action we want the State to take. Here is how you can do it. SUBMIT YOUR 510 STATEMENT TO THE COGCC BY MONDAY, OCTOBER 16. WHY take time to submit a statement? In case the COGCC decides to limit testimony at the hearing itself, your written statement will make sure that all of our voices are heard. ...
- 3 Ways to Ask the Council Candidates Your Oil and Gas Questions at the Oct. 11 Forum! 2017-10-05 - There is a City Council Candidate Forum on Wed, Oct. 11 from 6 pm to 9 pm in City Council Chambers. It is sponsored by the League of Women Voters, the Broomfield Chamber of Commerce, and the Broomfield Enterprise. This is a great opportunity to call attention to oil and gas issues in Broomfield and hear the candidates’ responses. Here are 3 ways to submit your oil and gas questions: 1) By Oct. 6, email your oil and gas questions to email@example.com 2) Attend the Forum on Oct. 11 and submit your questions in writing there. 3) Attend or watch...
“What can I do?” you ask? Simple. There are many ways to make a difference. From the simple act of writing a letter or an email, to showing up at an event, to hosting a small group at your home.
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- Host a Small Wine or Coffee Gathering
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- Attend Broomfield City Council Meetings
Your attendance when oil and gas issues are discussed energizes the Council to keep fighting for us. When available, agendas are posted at: http://broomfield.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=6
- Call and Write Our Elected Officials and the State Regulatory Agencies
By calling, writing a letter or email you help raise the voice of concerned citizens. Consider sending a short email, a postcard or a letter to any of the following, letting them know you have concerns and asking for a response. Download a contact list for Broomfield here. Download a contact list for state elected officials, state regulatory agencies, and federal elected officials for Colorado here.