Erie may consider fracking as ‘public health and safety’ concern- Daily Camera

“Erie may consider fracking as ‘public health and safety’ concern”  – Daily Camera by Anthony Hahn 6/30/17 Broomfield residents may be interested in following what happens with our neighbors when “Erie officials in July weigh an emergency ordinance amending the town’s ‘public health and safety’ code to consider complaints against oil and gas odors.” In explaining why the…

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CCOB Will Not Protest Extraction Coyote Pad Spacing Application

Should the city of Broomfield protest Extraction Oil and Gas’ Coyote Pad spacing application before the 7/10 Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) deadline?  That was the question for which the CCOB staff requested direction from Council at the 6/27 CCOB meeting.  The majority of Council members said no, but there were dissenting opinions and interesting indications of…

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Broomfield Health and Safety First Ballot Initiative Kickoff 6/21/17

    On the warm evening of the first day of summer at Broomfield Community Park, Broomfield residents, candidates and elected officials gathered for the campaign kick-off to gather signatures for the Broomfield Health and Safety First Ballot Initiative to amend the Broomfield charter. The Broomfield Health and Safety First Ballot Initiative was filed on June 6.  The proposal is…

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Crestone Peak Files COGCC Spacing Application Within Broomfield 6/13/2017

There were stunned looks on the faces of those who were remaining about three hours into the 6/13 Broomfield City Council meeting when City and County Manager Charles Ozaki made an announcement. In the late afternoon, the city had received notice that Crestone Peak Resources had filed a COGCC spacing application within Broomfield just east of the proposed Extraction…

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Alternative Site Analysis given by Industry Analyst to the Planning Subcommittee 6/7/2017

What comes to mind when you think of neighborhood and regional equity regarding Extraction’s 139 well development proposal in the area? To Planning Subcommittee members of the Broomfield Comprehensive Plan Update Committee, a focus on equity could result in increasing the number of well pads within Broomfield or regional intergovernmental agreements regarding land. Equity was a recurrent theme on…

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Listening to the Community: Alternative Site Analysis of the Planning Subcommittee 6/5/2017

Overview In Thursday meetings with the entire Broomfield Comprehensive Plan Update Committee present, it has been obvious that there are Broomfield citizen-experts who can ask great technical questions.  But as I listened on June 5 to the Planning Subcommittee, it was encouraging that they took things to another level.  As the subcommittee considered factors in alternative site analysis, an…

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Mark Your Calendars for Marble/Saine Stakeholder Energy Summit 6/22, 7/20, 9/21

The Stakeholder Energy Summits will be hosted by Senator Vicki Marble and Representative Lori Saine and will focus on pipeline and forced pooling legislation.  Representatives from the City and County of Broomfield, LOGIC and various stakeholder groups have been invited to speak. The Summit will be held over 4 days (all are Thursdays):  June 22, July 20, September 21…

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Broomfield Comprehensive Plan Update Report, 5/23/2017

Update Committee Report at CCOB Meeting 5/23 The Broomfield Comprehensive Plan Update Committee unveiled its preliminary report after uncountable hours of meetings and background research. You can find the full presentation and CCOB (City and County of Broomfield) comments here: CCOB Meeting Archived Minutes, 2017, MP4, Update Committee reports 50:00 – 1:24:40 http://broomfield.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=6   Here are some highlights from…

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CCOB Meeting 5/23/2017 Review

Extraction Delays 4 of 5 Spacing Applications announced at CCOB 5/23 In line with the updated pad addition plan that Extraction Oil and Gas submitted to CCOB (City and County of Broomfield) on 5/15/17, Extraction announced at CCOB on 5/23 that it will delay submitting the spacing applications for the 4 Broomfield sited pads (Lowell, Sheridan, Huron, United) in…

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Martinez v. COGCC: A Summary

On March 23, 2017, the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the plaintiffs in Martinez v. COGCC and charged the COGCC with fostering “responsible, balanced” development, production and use of oil and gas “in a manner consistent with protection of public health, safety, and welfare, including protection of the environment and wildlife resources.” This language elevated the…

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