Unknown Decision Made In Executive Session Before Council Exits At 1:30 A.M.

After about two and a half hours in closed City Council chambers for Executive Session on February 20, Broomfield City Council Members exited without reconvening in Council Chambers at about 1:30 A.M.  It is possible that Council made a decision in Executive Session to try to stop permitting on the Livingston Pad from going forward after the February 24…

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“Nearly 40 people protest oil and gas well site near Bella Romero Academy” The Greeley Tribune

“Nearly 40 people protest oil and gas well site near Bella Romero Academy” By Tommy Wood, The Greeley Tribune, 2/17 Extraction began construction in February on a 24-well pad a little more than 1000 feet from Bella Romero School. This was despite ongoing litigation against the COGCC permit decision by Greeley residents and a January 2018 resolution against any…

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Attend Council on February 20 to Impact Critical Decisions on Oil and Gas

Please attend a special City Council meeting on Tuesday, February 20 so that Council votes in line with citizens’ concerns!  What time should I be there, you reasonably ask, as you juggle multiple responsibilities?  We are unable to provide a precise time but assume it will be between 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm.  The location is the George Di…

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Citizen Petition Results in Council Executive Session on February 20

A letter with the signatures of over 800 Broomfield residents caught the attention of City Council on February 13 and resulted in the scheduling of a special Council meeting on Tuesday, February 20.  On that date, Council will first hear legal advice in executive session on what options it has to stop the COGCC from administratively approving Extraction’s drilling…

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“Colorado oil and gas officials vote to raise tax on industry” The Denver Business Journal

“Colorado oil and gas officials vote to raise tax on industry” By Cathy Proctor, The Denver Business Journal 2/12/18   As reported at the Dec. 11 State Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) hearings, the Colorado Department of Natural Resources which oversees the COGCC had an unexpected $6.5 million deficit four months into the 2018 fiscal year. Broomfield…

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Flood the COGCC by March 1 with Comments on Extraction Permit Applications for Livingston and Interchange Pads

UPDATE – 2/23/18 @ 4 p.m. from the City  Director Lepore has agreed to extend the deadline for the Form 2As for the Livingston Pad (Doc Number 401477008) and the Interchange A & B Pad (Doc Number 401477000) by five days. Therefore, the new deadline for public comment on these Pending Location Assessment Permits will be 11 a.m. on…

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“The Implementation of 301:” Presentation and Council Comments at the Feb. 6 Study Session

The 301 Broomfield Health and Safety First (BHSF) Committee stated that the role of the City and County of Broomfield (CCOB) Staff and Council is to be “implementers of a process that carries out a litmus test of no adverse impacts” in regards to “oil and gas operations encroaching into Broomfield neighborhoods.”  BHSF Co-Chairs Judy Kelly and Neil Allaire…

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Broadlands Second Meeting on Feb. 9 For Those Receiving Lease Letter From Extraction

Second Informational Meeting on Feb. 9  For Residents/Mineral Rights Holders in Receipt of Lease Letter from Extraction Oil and Gas. **This is a repeat of last Saturday’s meeting, no new information will be presented** Please join other residents who are in receipt of the lease letter from Extraction Oil and Gas. Before Deciding Whether to Sign, Please Come Learn:…

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Activist groups influence local, state policy- The Broomfield Enterprise

By Amelia Arvesen, The Broomfield Enterprise 2/5 This article provides brief profiles of local citizen groups formed to “become a force in local and state government decision-making” regarding “oil and gas operations in Broomfield and Boulder counties.” The profiles include (in alphabetical order): Anthem Ranch Oil and Gas Education Group Boulder County Protectors Broomfield Concerned Broomfield Clean Air and…

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