Reverse Setback Notification Passes First Reading But Citizen Hearing Returned to Study Session

  With both Council Members Tessier and Jezerski absent from the January 22 Council Meeting, the reverse setback notification ordinance passed first reading but the citizen hearing ordinance was once again returned to Study Session.  These two amendments were first introduced on July 10 at the time of passage of the oil and gas regulations.  The public hearing and…

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Our Children’s Trust Files Motion to Vacate Martinez Decision Based on Bias of Judge Laurie Booras

On January 24, Our Children’s Trust, as the former plaintiffs in the Martinez v. COGCC case, filed an extraordinary motion asking the Colorado Supreme Court to “vacate several judicial decisions based on the misconduct of a judge who reviewed the youth’s case.”  The motion cited the influence that Judge Laurie Booras’ dissenting opinion for the Colorado Court of Appeals…

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Citizens Raise Questions About Construction Hold on the Pads

Citizens were confused when they saw construction on the Livingston and Interchange Pads on Wednesday after reading the following statement in Tuesday’s Council Meeting Oil and Gas Update for January 2019, “Construction on the pads and the pipeline is currently on hold, due to Broomfield’s request that Extraction complete baseline noise studies on the Northwest A & B Pads…

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“Broomfield neighbors say ‘not in my back yard’ to end oil and gas ‘forced pooling’: Our Colo: Residents say law is unconstitutional”

By Tom Mustin, Denver 7   1/23/19 “Editor’s Note: ‘Our Colorado’ helps us all navigate the challenges related to growth while celebrating life in the state we love. To comment on this or other 360 stories, email us at OurCO@TheDenverChannel.com .”  In Denver 7’s “Our Colorado” segment, Tom Mustin reported from the Wildgrass subdivision in Broomfield as to why the Wildgrass Oil and…

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WOGc Lawsuit Filed to Challenge Constitutionality of Forced Pooling

Wildgrass Oil and Gas Committee (WOGc) filed a lawsuit this morning against the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) to challenge the constitutionality of the forced pooling provision of the Colorado Oil and Gas Act.  In Extraction’s forced pooling application dated August 31, 2018, there are over 900 Broomfield mineral owners listed who would be force pooled in…

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Jan 22 City Council Preview:  First Reading of Regulation Amendments and Monthly Update Report

At the January 22 City Council meeting, the first reading of the two oil and gas regulation amendments will go forward in almost the same form they were in before extensive Council discussion at the January 15 Study Session.  The public hearing and second reading of these two amendments is set for March 12, according to Item 11d on…

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COGCC Jan 28 & 29 Hearing Preview: Extraction Livingston Pad Forced Pooling Hearing Continued and Other Broomfield Docket Items

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) hearing docket for January 28 & 29 contains several items pertaining to Broomfield residents.  The official agenda will not be posted until about January 25.  At this January meeting, Jeff Robbins will be the new acting director, as announced by the Colorado Department of Natural Resources on January 17. The Lowell…

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Jeff Robbins Named Acting Director of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

According to an announcement late this afternoon by the Colorado Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Attorney Jeff Robbins will step in as the new acting director of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC). Mr. Robbins recently represented Adams County in its August 1 COGCC hearing to protest that Broomfield failed to allow Adams County to participate in…

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Citizen Hearing Ordinance Raises Council Concerns About Costs and Reverse Setback Notification Needs Tweaking, According to Jan 15 Study Session

  At the January 15 Study Session, many in Council gave a cold reception to an ordinance first suggested by Broomfield Health and Safety First last spring to allow for a hearing process if citizens receive an unsatisfactory response from the City to their oil and gas complaint.  Council’s response to the latest version of a proposed ordinance to…

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