Council Vote on Amended Extraction MOU Will Take Place on October 24

Update 10/20:  The Oct. 24 City Council Agenda is posted here. Item 11a is titled “Resolution No. 2017-186 Authorizing and Approving an Amended and Restated Oil and Gas Operator Agreement with Extraction Oil and Gas, Inc., a Surface Use Agreement, and a Settlement Agreement” and the 197-page document is posted here .  Anyone who wishes to speak on these…

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Twists and Turns in Council MOU Negotiations with Extraction

  In presenting an “Update on Staff Negotiations with Extraction Oil and Gas, LLC” at the October 10 City Council meeting, City Manager Ozaki announced that he planned to use a “unique negotiating process” where Council Members and Staff could ask Extraction representatives direct questions during the meeting.  What was expected to be an evening with a unique format…

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A Maze of Confusion

Are you confused?  Join the rest of us! Broomfield Concerned’s frequent tag line is “Are you concerned?”  Then we typically share what we know to “inform” and “educate.” While our goal is to get answers where we can, and to share them with you, sometimes answers are elusive. Even those of us paying exceptionally close attention sometimes lack the…

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Bring a Friend and Voice your Concerns at Two Key Upcoming Community Meetings!

Mark your calendar and grab a friend or neighbor! These two important meetings need your attention . . . and your attendance! Broomfield City and County Council Meeting October 10, 2017 6 pm, Meetings are open to the public and are held at The George Di Ciero City and County Building, 1 DesCombes Drive. Our understanding, based on what…

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The Importance of Question 301

I am more convinced than ever that we need to pass Question 301 to protect the health and safety of Broomfield residents! We need to take bold steps to protect our neighbors and ourselves. Question 301 is a proposed amendment to the Broomfield City Charter that would require any decision about oil and gas development to consider the negative…

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“Battle brewing over oil and gas ballot measure in Broomfield” Broomfield Enterprise

“Battle Brewing Over Oil and Gas Ballot Measure in Broomfield:  Measure would prioritize ‘health, safety’ of residents’” By Jennifer Rios  Broomfield Enterprise 10/1/17 “A group of Broomfield residents have announced they are forming an organization that opposes the Home Charter amendment that will be up for a vote in Broomfield’s November municipal election. An issue committee, ‘Vote No on…

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Protests of New Extraction Proposal Begin As Oil and Gas Chapter Is Approved

After six months of research and deliberation by the twelve members and two alternates on the Oil and Gas Comprehensive Plan Update Committee, City Council approved the addition of the Committee’s Oil and Gas Chapter to the Broomfield Comprehensive Plan at the September 26 meeting.  While Council recognized that work would need to continue on amendments to the Chapter…

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ACCDAN Releases Letter to Broomfield Council on New Extraction Proposal

Adams County Communities for Drilling Accountability Now (ACCDAN) has released a letter to Broomfield City Council in response to the new Extraction proposal that is next to their communities. Please see their letter in its original PDF format here. September 26, 2017 www.accdan.org Dear City and County of Broomfield Elected Officials and Staff, My name is Jennifer Gamble of 2280 E. 138th…

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Extraction’s New Proposal Reviewed at the Sept 19 Council Study Session: Unacceptable or A Step Forward?

At a four-hour City Council Study Session on Tuesday, September 19, City Council reviewed the new oil and gas development proposal of Extraction Oil and Gas as negotiated by City Staff.  The session included an overview by Staff and comments and questions by Council members.  Study sessions do not allow for citizen comments, but one citizen loudly expressed her…

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