COGCC Not Upholding Its October 31 Hearing Statements Regarding Attaching CDP to Permits

As stated in the City’s May 4 update, at the request of the COGCC, Extraction prepared Best Management Practices (BMPs) to be included on the State Form 2A permits for the proposed 6 new well pads in Broomfield. Broomfield staff submitted comments to the COGCC on Extraction’s proposed BMPs for these State permits. The significance of having BMPs on…

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What Can I Do About Fracking in Broomfield?

“What can I do about fracking in Broomfield?”  In response to this question from many Broomfield residents, Broomfield Concerned held an educational forum on May 18 featuring a variety of speakers representing different viewpoints on how Broomfield families can take a stand and make a difference.  In the introductory remarks by Co-Chairs Jennifer Dulles and Jean Lim, they thanked…

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Concerns about New Drilling Near Abandoned Wells Still Unresolved in Regulations

Many Anthem Ranch and Wildgrass residents continue to express concerns to the City regarding many abandoned wells in our area, given the fact that new Extraction horizontal drilling from 3000 feet away caused a mud spill from an improperly abandoned well in Berthoud, CO on October 29.  Neither the regulations nor Extraction’s Comprehensive Drilling Plan (CDP) currently address this…

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Regulations Pass First Reading with Intent to Have Study Session Before Second Reading on June 12

Ordinance No. 2067 Amending Certain Sections of the Broomfield Municipal Code Concerning Broomfield Oil and Gas Regulations was passed 6-3 on First Reading at the May 8 Council Meeting.  The vote was: Yes –  Beacom, Erickson, Groom, Jezerski, Law-Evans, Shelton No-  Castriotta, Kreeger, Shaff Absent – Tessier The motion put forth by Council Member Law-Evans stated that the second…

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Ask Council Not to Approve Regulations Tonight – Write or Call Now and Attend Council Tonight

Call to Action: Email Council with your concerns now -and- Please call or text your Council Members and also the Mayor Pro-Tem https://www.broomfield.org/954/Council-Members Attend and Speak at Council Meeting tonight: 6pm Council Agenda:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1T247af7m9hy_j82tmjImCaGk_9ULRCfrYoXZ8Ai-3s0/edit Proposed Regulations:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZXCml2xL1Bg1w3P982IAYfcf-A0YRjng/view The Oil and Gas regulations are being voted on tonight. However, I do not believe they are protective of public health, safety, welfare, and the environmental…

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“Former Anadarko brass slam company for safety risks, callousness” The Colorado Independent

By Susan Greene, The Colorado Independent 5/8/18 Of note before reading this article, the City of Broomfield’s 5/4 response to Extraction’s current CDP continues to find Extraction’s risk management and emergency plans very insufficient. https://www.broomfield.org/…/Broomfield-Comments-on-Extract… “Six former Anadarko employees have come forward on behalf of investors to describe a culture of corporate callousness that puts profits before safety. The six…

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Forced Pooling Legislation Passes Both Houses to Offer Some Protections to Mineral Owners

After two years of working to make changes to forced pooling laws at the Statehouse, Broomfield mineral owners can finally see the first steps in the right direction. SB 18-230 Modify Laws Drilling Units Pooling Orders, sponsored by Rep. Lori Saine and Sen. Vicki Marble and with House amendments secured by Rep. Matt Gray, passed through both the House…

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