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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Three More Livingston Wells Permitted and New Extensions to the West

On September 12, three more Livingston wells were permitted by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC).  The Form 2 permits for these three wells were submitted on January 16 but had been pending for undocumented reasons since thirteen Livingston wells were permitted on June 1.  The COGCC Form 2A for the Livingston Pad allows for 19 wells…

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“Broomfield signs off on Extraction Oil and Gas drilling plan” Denver 7

By Liz Gelardi, Denver 7 9/11/18 This Denver 7 report covers the final CDP approval, with health and safety concerns expressed by residents Laurie Anderson, Becky Early and Heidi Hinkel and statements by City Manager Ozaki and Extraction. Please watch the video here: https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/our-colorado/broomfield-signs-off-on-extraction-oil-and-gas-drilling-plan  

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Write Council to Support Resolution Against Initiative 108/Amendment 74

In addition to the news that the CDP received final approval after the City accepted Extraction’s Submittal Letter, there are other oil and gas items on the September 11 City Council agenda.  Please consider writing to Council in support of Item 17b Draft Resolution No. 2018-189 Adopting a Resolution to Oppose Initiative #108, Which Amends the Colorado Constitution to…

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CDP Receives Final Approval After City Accepts Extraction’s Submittal Letter

In a press release late today, the City announced that City Manager Ozaki and Staff “reviewed the CDP documents and Extraction’s submittal letter, and determined that the additional information and clarified statements satisfy the conditions of approval in the City and County Manager’s August 20, 2018 letter.”  This followed the resubmittal of the July 27 CDP by Extraction.  You…

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Invitation to Join the Broomfield Parade

Colorado Rising will be marching in this year’s Broomfield Days Parade. If you support the Safer Setbacks Initiative (now Proposition 112), they encourage you to join them in this march and show your support! This is an excellent opportunity to reach thousands of individuals. Adults and kids are invited to march! Wear a white shirt. Yellow bandanas will be provided…

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Extraction Submits Application to Force Pool Unleased Mineral Owners

  Extraction Oil and Gas submitted an application to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) on August 31 to force pool approximately 1000 unleased mineral owners in the Lowell South spacing unit to be drained by 19 wells on the Livingston Pad.  Some of these unleased mineral owners received a notice about this application on September 8. …

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