Action Alert Regarding the Broomfield DP

Please sign the following petition to ask the City not to allow our health and safety to be steamrolled by Extraction and the State (COGCC)!  Many Broomfield residents are very concerned that Extraction has submitted its Form 2 and Form 2A drilling permits to the COGCC and that the COGCC has deemed them complete for further processing.  The permits…

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Extraction Drilling Plans Deemed Complete By the COGCC; Public Comment Period Begins

According to an announcement on the City website, Extraction’s Form 2 and 2A permits for the Livingston and Interchange B Pads were deemed complete by the State (COGCC) on January 25, after just being submitted on January 16 and despite the objections of the City to Extraction’s Comprehensive Drilling Plan.  Citizens and local governments are now able to comment on…

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News Update: Extraction Responds with Objections to City’s Comments on Comprehensive Drilling Plan

In a January 23 letter to the City, Extraction Oil and Gas responded with objections to the City’s January 22 comments on the Extraction Comprehensive Drilling Plan (CDP) required by the Operator Agreement.  In this letter, Extraction stated: – On January 16, Extraction submitted their Form 2 and 2A (drilling) permits for the Interchange B and Livingston Pads to…

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City Rejects Extraction’s Comprehensive Drilling Plan and Concludes Extraction Should Not Submit Permits

In a 1/22 letter to Extraction, the City rejected Extraction’s Comprehensive Drilling Plan that Extraction was required to submit in compliance with its Oct. 24 Operator Agreement with the City for Extraction’s proposed 84 well development.  The City also concluded that Extraction should be prohibited from submitting its Form 2 and 2A (drilling) permits to the State (COGCC), until…

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Update on State (COGCC) Permitting for Oil and Gas Development in Broomfield

We are continuing to monitor the oil and gas permitting process at the State (COGCC) in order to ensure that Broomfield residents have the opportunity to express their concerns there.  Upcoming items related to the COGCC include: – Extraction’s Form 2 and 2A permits for wells sited in Broomfield – the January 29 COGCC hearings – new procedures to…

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Staff and Citizens Agree that Extraction’s Comprehensive Drilling Plan Has Many Deficiencies; Council Will Hold Executive Session on 301

Who could have predicted that the least contentious item during the Jan. 9 City Council meeting would be Item 13b “Update on Oil and Gas Issues?”  After hearing about a dozen critical citizen comments regarding Extraction’s Comprehensive Drilling Plan (CDP) submitted on December 15, Broomfield Special Counsel Tami Yellico stated that the Staff had already noted many of the…

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Please Attend COGCC Rulemaking on Flowlines on Jan. 8 & 9 and State Your Support for Local Government Input

The COGCC again appears headed down the path of listening to industry and not local governments or citizens.  Please consider attending the COGCC rulemaking on Jan. 8 and 9 to make sure that does not happen. As a result of the Firestone explosion that tragically took two lives, the State (COGCC) has been working on new flowline rules. It will…

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“A Real Problem Here:” No State Money to Protect the Health and Safety of Broomfield Citizens

On Dec. 11 as we once again waited patiently to bring our Broomfield oil and gas development concerns to the attention of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC), the drone of the usual staff reports began.  However, the conversation quickly elevated to an incredulous tone as Bob Randall, the executive director for the Colorado Department of Natural…

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Submit Your Comments on Extraction’s Comprehensive Drilling Plan for the Livingston and Interchange B Pads by Jan. 20

Broomfield residents have shown that they have the dedication and knowledge to provide meaningful contributions to the discussions on oil and gas development in Broomfield.  In recognition of that tremendous effort, you are invited to once again share your concerns with the City. On December 15, Extraction Oil and Gas submitted its Comprehensive Drilling Plan (CDP) and Form 2…

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