“Plan would keep oil and gas developments farther from playgrounds, athletic fields” – FoxDenver31 News

By Matt Mauro, 12/6/18 Thanks to Broomfield residents Camia Lowman and Heidi Henkel for speaking of their concerns for the health and safety of schoolchildren near oil and gas development. Please follow this link to hear their comments on current school setback rulemaking to require that oil and gas be setback at least 1,000 feet from the property line…

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Beginning of Extraction Project Marked by Extraction Damaging Sheridan Road and City Complaint Process Malfunction

The experiences of Wildgrass resident Shannon Hammel with the beginning of the Extraction project convinced her that she had to attend the December 4 Council Meeting to make Public Comments, despite her reservations about never having previously spoken before Council. Ms. Hammel described the surprise she felt when her car bottomed out on Sheridan Road and her frustration with…

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Tell the COGCC to Put Kids First: Sign up or Comment on School Setbacks with the COGCC by December 7th

We are sharing an Action Alert from the League of Oil and Gas Impacted Coloradans (LOGIC): “On December 17 and 18, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is set to hear a rulemaking on school setbacks. Help us tell the COGCC that it is time to put kids first. Take action and sign up to speak or comment by…

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301 Broomfield Health and Safety First Letter Preceded Nov 27 Postponement of Regulation Amendments

A letter from 301 Broomfield Health and Safety First with suggestions on revisions to two oil and gas regulation amendments was sent to Council on Tuesday morning, Nov. 27.  At the beginning of the Nov. 27 Council Meeting, Council Member Castriotta previewed her later motion to postpone the first reading of the two amendments due to the fact that Council…

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Boulder County Requests COGCC Response as Crestone Violates Stay by Filing More COGCC Permits

In a Boulder County press release today, Boulder County announced that Crestone Peak Resources, LLC had filed more Boulder County drilling permits with the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) despite the fact that Boulder County had filed a lawsuit against Crestone on September 25 and had requested a stay on permits.  Boulder County now requests that the…

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Complaint Hearing Process and Reverse Setback Amendments Return on Nov. 27 Council Agenda

When the Oil and Gas Regulations (Ordinance No. 2067) were approved on July 10 with outstanding questions about three additions, Mayor Ahrens stated that the passing of the regulations was “a first step,” with “amendments every two weeks if we need to.”  One month later one of these amendments for Staff to seek direction from Council on new oil…

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Protest 30 Wells on Acme Pad: Attend or Write Council Before Nov. 27 and Submit COGCC Comments by Dec. 5 & 30

What can you do to express your concerns about the fast-moving 30 well development of the Acme Pad?  Please consider taking the action steps listed below on this pad which would greatly impact Anthem Ranch, Anthem Highlands, and Erie residents who live near its location at the corner of Highway 7 and Bonanza Drive.  It was approved by Erie…

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