Amended Agreement for 84 Wells Passes by 6-4 Vote: Mayor Squashes Pumpkin To Delay Vote

Broomfield City Council passed Resolution No 2017-186 with a 6-4 vote in favor of the Amended Agreement with Extraction Oil and Gas.  Four hours of citizen comments preceded the vote, including 47 citizen comments against passing the Amended Agreement and 32 citizen comments for passing the Amended Agreement.  You can find the document here and can watch the entire meeting…

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Latest Changes to Extraction Proposal Will Be Discussed at Oct. 17 Study Session

Additional negotiated changes between the City and Extraction will be discussed during a Council Study Session on Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 6 p.m. in City Council Chambers.  They are described under “Current Status of Negotiations” starting on page 4 of the City’s summary, which is available here.  You can find a map of the proposal here. Citizens are usually…

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Twists and Turns in Council MOU Negotiations with Extraction

  In presenting an “Update on Staff Negotiations with Extraction Oil and Gas, LLC” at the October 10 City Council meeting, City Manager Ozaki announced that he planned to use a “unique negotiating process” where Council Members and Staff could ask Extraction representatives direct questions during the meeting.  What was expected to be an evening with a unique format…

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A Maze of Confusion

Are you confused?  Join the rest of us! Broomfield Concerned’s frequent tag line is “Are you concerned?”  Then we typically share what we know to “inform” and “educate.” While our goal is to get answers where we can, and to share them with you, sometimes answers are elusive. Even those of us paying exceptionally close attention sometimes lack the…

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3 Ways to Ask the Council Candidates Your Oil and Gas Questions at the Oct. 11 Forum!

There is a City Council Candidate Forum on Wed, Oct. 11 from 6 pm to 9 pm in City Council Chambers. It is sponsored by the League of Women Voters, the Broomfield Chamber of Commerce, and the Broomfield Enterprise. This is a great opportunity to call attention to oil and gas issues in Broomfield and hear the candidates’ responses….

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Protests of New Extraction Proposal Begin As Oil and Gas Chapter Is Approved

After six months of research and deliberation by the twelve members and two alternates on the Oil and Gas Comprehensive Plan Update Committee, City Council approved the addition of the Committee’s Oil and Gas Chapter to the Broomfield Comprehensive Plan at the September 26 meeting.  While Council recognized that work would need to continue on amendments to the Chapter…

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Extraction’s New Proposal Reviewed at the Sept 19 Council Study Session: Unacceptable or A Step Forward?

At a four-hour City Council Study Session on Tuesday, September 19, City Council reviewed the new oil and gas development proposal of Extraction Oil and Gas as negotiated by City Staff.  The session included an overview by Staff and comments and questions by Council members.  Study sessions do not allow for citizen comments, but one citizen loudly expressed her…

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Campaign Begins for Oil and Gas Chapter Recommendations at August 29 Study Session

“We are not that far out on a limb,” stated former Broomfield Mayor Patrick Quinn in support of the recommendations in the much-anticipated Oil and Gas Comprehensive Plan Update Committee Chapter which he helped to formulate.  During a four-hour City Council Study Session on August 29, the Oil and Gas Update Committee presented their recommendations followed by questions and…

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