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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Reflection on Colorado Oil and Gas Association (COGA) End of Session Review Breakfast

At the inaugural Colorado Oil and Gas Association (COGA) End of Session Review Breakfast on 5/12/2017, Senator Dominick Moreno (R-Commerce City) said that contentious issues demand that people “put themselves in uncomfortable places” and be willing to “have hard conversations.”  Since Broomfield Concerned also believes this is important, Jennifer Dulles and I attended the May 12 COGA breakfast held…

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Marble/Saine Energy Summit Announcement

In a 5/16 email, Sen. Marble’s office announced the dates of the energy summits as June 22, July 20, August 24 and September 21. They will take place in Senate Committee Room 352 at the State Capitol from 10 am – 3 pm each day. In the morning session, the focus will be identification and inspection of abandoned flowlines,…

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CCOB Study Session 5/16/2017

Extraction submitted an updated plan to CCOB on 5/15/17. Their plan says they will shift 40 wells out of Broomfield to a location just north in Weld County (referred to as the Coyote Pad) through which they will access Broomfield’s mineral resources. This location is in a landfill. The newly proposed well count in Broomfield would be: Lowell 29…

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