Regulations Pass First Reading with Intent to Have Study Session Before Second Reading on June 12

Ordinance No. 2067 Amending Certain Sections of the Broomfield Municipal Code Concerning Broomfield Oil and Gas Regulations was passed 6-3 on First Reading at the May 8 Council Meeting.  The vote was: Yes –  Beacom, Erickson, Groom, Jezerski, Law-Evans, Shelton No-  Castriotta, Kreeger, Shaff Absent – Tessier The motion put forth by Council Member Law-Evans stated that the second…

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Ask Council Not to Approve Regulations Tonight – Write or Call Now and Attend Council Tonight

Call to Action: Email Council with your concerns now -and- Please call or text your Council Members and also the Mayor Pro-Tem https://www.broomfield.org/954/Council-Members Attend and Speak at Council Meeting tonight: 6pm Council Agenda:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1T247af7m9hy_j82tmjImCaGk_9ULRCfrYoXZ8Ai-3s0/edit Proposed Regulations:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZXCml2xL1Bg1w3P982IAYfcf-A0YRjng/view The Oil and Gas regulations are being voted on tonight. However, I do not believe they are protective of public health, safety, welfare, and the environmental…

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“Former Anadarko brass slam company for safety risks, callousness” The Colorado Independent

By Susan Greene, The Colorado Independent 5/8/18 Of note before reading this article, the City of Broomfield’s 5/4 response to Extraction’s current CDP continues to find Extraction’s risk management and emergency plans very insufficient. https://www.broomfield.org/…/Broomfield-Comments-on-Extract… “Six former Anadarko employees have come forward on behalf of investors to describe a culture of corporate callousness that puts profits before safety. The six…

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Forced Pooling Legislation Passes Both Houses to Offer Some Protections to Mineral Owners

After two years of working to make changes to forced pooling laws at the Statehouse, Broomfield mineral owners can finally see the first steps in the right direction. SB 18-230 Modify Laws Drilling Units Pooling Orders, sponsored by Rep. Lori Saine and Sen. Vicki Marble and with House amendments secured by Rep. Matt Gray, passed through both the House…

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Bring Your Concerns About Oil and Gas Regulations to the May 8 Council Meeting

It’s a lot to ask busy Broomfield residents to once again set aside Tuesday night responsibilities and activities, but after two years of oil and gas proposals Broomfield residents know how essential it is to make their concerns known.  Please attend the Tuesday, May 8 City Council meeting for the first reading and vote on the City’s oil and…

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SB 18-230 Modify Laws Drilling Units Pooling Orders Passes House Committee and Headed to House Floor

SB 18-230 Modify Laws Drilling Units Pooling Orders Passes House Committee and Headed to House Floor After two years of working to make changes to forced pooling laws at the Statehouse, Broomfield mineral owners can finally see the first steps in right direction. SB 18-230 Modify Laws Drilling Units Pooling Orders, sponsored by Rep. Lori Saine and Sen. Vicki…

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Forced Pooling Legislation At the Statehouse Week of April 30

Many Broomfield mineral owners have been working to make changes to forced pooling laws at the Statehouse for two years since they began to question if their property rights were supported under the current laws.  There will be action on two forced pooling bills this week at the Statehouse. 1) HB 18-1289 Exempt Local Government School Districts Forced Pooling…

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Protect Health and Safety by Submitting Comments to the City on Extraction’s Revised Comprehensive Drilling Plan by May 4

If you are concerned about health and safety issues surrounding the 84 well Extraction development in Broomfield, the City needs to hear from you by May 4.  On April 17, the City received the third version of Extraction’s Comprehensive Drilling Plan (CDP), a document requiring approval of the City Staff according to Extraction’s October 24 Operator Agreement with the…

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“Drillers head to Wyoming, say Colorado is unfriendly to oil and gas: Regulatory concerns are leading some producers to look elsewhere”

By Aldo Svaldi, The Denver Post 4/26 This front page Denver Post story cites “growing public opposition” along with “capacity constraints in processing and transporting the natural gas produced alongside the more valuable oil” as the reason for the producers either moving out of Colorado or within Colorado to more rural areas. This report was based on statements made…

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