Environmental Stewardship Advisory Task Force Members Chosen at September 25 Council Meeting to Begin Important Work

Congratulations to the inaugural group of eleven community members and one alternate who were chosen by Council on September 25 to serve on the Environmental Stewardship Advisory Task Force!  Thirty-eight Broomfield residents applied and thirty-three were interviewed by Councilmembers on September 12 and 13.  Mayor Ahrens thanked all “interested and qualified citizens” who took their time to apply. On…

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Regulation Amendments and Environmental Task Force Selection on September 25 Council Agenda

Are you concerned about the process and transparency of future hearings for citizen complaints for oil and gas development?  If so, you may want to email your comments before Tuesday’s 5 p.m. Study Session to Council at council@broomfieldcitycouncil.org or to individual Council Member emails found here.  Other oil and gas related items on Tuesday’s agendas include Draft Ordinance No….

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Council Votes to Oppose Amendment 74 on November Ballot

At a Special Meeting of Council on September 18, Council voted 5-2 in support of Item 2b Resolution No. 2018-189 to Oppose Amendment 74, Compensation for Reduction in Fair Market Value by Government Law or Regulation.  Voting for the resolution were Council Members Beacom, Castriotta, Kreeger, Shaff and Shelton.  Voting against the resolution but stating that they were personally…

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Debate on Proposition 112 2500 foot buffer zone – CPT 12 Friday at 7 p.m.

CPT 12 (Colorado Public TV) will air a debate about Proposition 112 on Friday at 7 p.m. It will feature Broomfield resident and 112 supporter Heidi Henkel against Colorado Oil and Gas Association (COGA) President Dan Haley representing the opposition to the 2500 foot buffer zone proposition.   You can watch a preview on CBS Denver 4 here: https://denver.cbslocal.com/2018/09/18/prop-112-oil-gas-first-debate/

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State Response to Citizen Concerns Defends COGCC Approval of Extraction Permits

We just received a copy of this letter from the Department of Natural Resources (on behalf of the Governor) found here and also reprinted below.  It is a response to citizen concerns about the State’s approval of Extraction permits in letters sent to the Governor by community groups on June 11 and August 9. Community groups are considering a response to…

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“Colorado’s economy vs. residents’ health? Sides battle over what’s at stake with oil and gas well setbacks”- Denver Post

By John Aguilar, The Denver Post 9/17/18 In today’s front page Denver Post story, Colorado residents Cassandra Andersen, Anne Lee Foster, Beth Ewaskowitz and Jennifer Gamble voiced the concerns of homeowners impacted by oil and gas development encroachment into dense residential neighborhoods in support of Proposition 112. Please read the Denver Post story here: Colorado’s economy vs. residents’ health?…

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Rulemaking Moves Forward at the COGCC

After years of discussion in Broomfield and elsewhere about the need for changes to Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) regulations, at least three areas of rulemaking are moving forward on school setbacks, forced pooling and financial assurance requirements. 1) School Setback Rulemaking The COGCC is in the rulemaking process to consider a change to measure the 1000…

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Write or Speak at Tuesday Council Special Meeting for Resolution Against Amendment 74

Please consider writing to Council or speaking at the Special Meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, September 18  in support of Item 2b Resolution No. 2018-189 to Oppose Amendment 74, Compensation for Reduction in Fair Market Value by Government Law or Regulation.  Related to resident concerns about oil and gas development, the introduction to this Council resolution states that…

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Extraction Overall Project Schedule and Maps

With the final approval of the CDP by the City on September 10 and while legal efforts are still being made to stop the Extraction project, residents of Broomfield and Adams County may be interested in looking more closely at the impact of the overall project schedule if it continues to move forward.  The United Pad drilling permits are…

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“Attempt by Colorado company to silence critics ends in big win for oil and gas activist” – Denver 7

By Jennifer Kovaleski, Denver 7   9/14/18 A judge ruled against Martin Marietta’s attempt to seek “every single communication among two groups that are central to organizing against them, East Boulder County United and Erie Protectors” during Paula Oransky’s wrongful termination lawsuit against Martin Marietta. Attorney Andy McNulty “said he believes the judge’s order sends a clear message to corporations…

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