COGCC Changes Hearing Rules to Limit Public Commentary

It’s been rumored that COGCC Director Matt Lepore is tired of community organizers. If this is true, it should come as no surprise that the COGCC has changed their rules concerning public comments during hearings. You can find the new rules here.  http://cogcc.state.co.us/documents/reg/Hearings/Commission%20Changes%20to%20Public%20Comment%20Process_20180122.pdf Here is a brief summary of the new rules: A pre-hearing public sign-up sheet with be…

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“A Real Problem Here:” No State Money to Protect the Health and Safety of Broomfield Citizens

On Dec. 11 as we once again waited patiently to bring our Broomfield oil and gas development concerns to the attention of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC), the drone of the usual staff reports began.  However, the conversation quickly elevated to an incredulous tone as Bob Randall, the executive director for the Colorado Department of Natural…

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The Importance of Question 301

I am more convinced than ever that we need to pass Question 301 to protect the health and safety of Broomfield residents! We need to take bold steps to protect our neighbors and ourselves. Question 301 is a proposed amendment to the Broomfield City Charter that would require any decision about oil and gas development to consider the negative…

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