CCOB Community Meeting About HAZID Report Shines Light on Citizen Frustration, Lack of Trust

The March 22 CCOB Broomfield Community Forum to discuss the HAZID Report offered citizens and Broomfield City Council members a chance to ask probing and detailed questions to DNV-GL, the writers of the report, about the process, data collected, results, and other concerns. The panelists included Robin Pitblado, Cynthia Spitzenberger and Marisa Pierce from DNV-GL, as well as Barbara…

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Interchange Pad Update

A quick update from the City – “The rig is being brought to the Interchange B Pad in pieces and then assembled on site. Broomfield’s inspectors will be conducting another site walk through today at 3:00 pm, when the drill rig will be set up, but not yet ready to drill.” A nearby resident has also filed a complaint…

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Wildgrass Oil and Gas Committee Returns on March 26 to Federal Court

Wildgrass Oil and Gas Committee (WOGc) will return to federal court on March 26 at 9 a.m. for a status conference in Judge R. Brooke Jackson’s courtroom.  During the February 12 hearing on the motion for a temporary restraining order (TRO) in Wildgrass Oil and Gas Committee’s forced pooling Constitutional lawsuit against the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission…

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Extraction Truck Route Violations Near the Interchange Pad as Drilling is Set to Begin

Truck route violations by Extraction are being reported near the Interchange Pads just as drilling is set to begin on the Interchange B Pad. Unincorporated Adams County residents in North Star Estates, Mustang Acres and Northwest Estates have been repeatedly assured by Broomfield staff that Extraction and its subcontractors will adhere to the designated traffic route plans as defined…

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Broomfield Resident Challenges City and County of Broomfield’s Decision Not to Endorse SB 19-181 in Letter

Anthem Highlands Resident Laurie Anderson wrote a letter to Council following the March 19 Council Meeting about their failure to officially support SB 19-181.  With a 6-4 vote, Council failed to reach the two-thirds vote needed to support SB 19-181 Protect Public Welfare Oil and Gas Operations.  The vote was: Yes- Council Members Castriotta, Erickson, Jezerski, Kreeger, Shaff, Tessier…

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Bring Your Questions About the Risk Assessment to the Community Meeting on Friday at 5 p.m.

Do you want to ask DNV GL why they used data from New Mexico to do a Broomfield Extraction project risk assessment? Are you puzzled by CCOB Manager Ozaki’s announcement at Tuesday’s Council Meeting that he has already approved the risk assessment? Why does the City call it a “risk assessment” instead of a HAZID (Hazard Identification)?  Are you…

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No Two-Thirds Support for SB 19-181 and Risk Assessment Approved by City Manager

With a 6-4 vote, Council failed to reach the two-thirds vote needed to support SB 19-181 Protect Public Welfare Oil and Gas Operations at the March 19 Council Meeting.  One of its main provisions is to allow local governments to further regulate oil and gas operations in their jurisdictions, making it appropriate to be considered at Council where there…

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Council Will Vote on Support for Comprehensive Oil and Gas Bill at Tuesday Council Meeting

A Council resolution to support SB 19-181 Protect Public Welfare Oil and Gas Operations will be voted on at the Tuesday, March 19 Council Meeting.  Item 14 on the Council Agenda was brought forth by Council Member Castriotta and will require a two-thirds vote for approval, according to Council rules.  One of its main provisions is to allow local…

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Interchange B Drilling to Begin As Soon as March 21 Despite Extraction Not Having Secured All the Mineral Rights

Extraction will begin drilling (spud) operations on or after March 21, 2019 on the Interchange B site, according to a March 14 announcement by Broomfield on its Oil and Gas webpage.  The installation of the sound walls is now complete.  You can see pictures of equipment and further descriptions of activities to be expected on the site here, as…

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