Colorado Rising Announces Language for Six Ballot Initiatives for 2020

At 11 am on 1/7/2020, from the back porch of a home in the Anthem Highlands neighborhood with a drilling operation booming in the background, Colorado Rising announced its plan to put another setback measure on the 2020 ballot. A grassroots organization known for its support of proposition 112 from the 2018 election, Colorado Rising is proposing six different…

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Updated Extraction Timeline Suspends Drilling at Four Sites, Prompting Questions

On Monday afternoon, 12/30/2019, the Broomfield City Council received an updated project schedule from Extraction by way of city staff, which was promptly posted online for citizen access. It is assumed the document was provided to city staff directly by Extraction, though it is unclear at this time if it was shared with any additional information. The updated plan finishes drilling…

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All is Not Calm

While visions of sugar plums may be dancing through the dreams of some lucky people, residents of Anthem Highlands, Anthem Ranch, Wildgrass, and many in unincorporated Adams County near the Northwest pad have been wide awake for several nights from the noise of unconventional oil and gas extraction in our neighborhoods. In my own home 1 mile away from…

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Broomfield Gives Breach of Contract Notice to Extraction Oil and Gas (Updated)

In what’s now unfolding as an ongoing effort to protect public health and safety by the Broomfield City Council and staff, Broomfield has written a letter to Extraction Oil and Gas (XOG), informing them of their breach of contract status due to excessive noise on operating well pads. The effort includes contact with Lt. Governor Dianne Primavera, Lisa Kaufmann…

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Westword Article puts the “Fracking Boom” Impacts in Context

A recent article from the Westword magazine by Chase Woodruff looks not only at the most recent study released by the CDPHE but also takes into consideration three important overarching realities about the impacts of industrial-scale oil and gas development that many Broomfield residents have in our neighborhoods: “Modern drilling technologies have led to much greater impacts. Residents near…

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CCOB Community Meeting About HAZID Report Shines Light on Citizen Frustration, Lack of Trust

The March 22 CCOB Broomfield Community Forum to discuss the HAZID Report offered citizens and Broomfield City Council members a chance to ask probing and detailed questions to DNV-GL, the writers of the report, about the process, data collected, results, and other concerns. The panelists included Robin Pitblado, Cynthia Spitzenberger and Marisa Pierce from DNV-GL, as well as Barbara…

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DOAA Status for Broomfield County Commons: A Brief Overview

A move made last spring by the CCOB to designate the Broomfield County Commons as a Designated Outside Activity Area, or DOAA, affects residents of the RedLeaf neighborhood and others, especially those bordering the open space. Per the requirements by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC), a notice was sent to all mineral and property owners in…

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Blue Wave Hits Colorado

A Democratic majority will take their seats in the Colorado Senate in January, ushering in a new era for the state. At the helm, Jared Polis, Democrat, will take his seat as Governor. Also victorious in the Colorado Attorney General race was Phil Weiser, a Democrat, who will replace Cynthia Coffman, who many see as a strong proponent for…

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Upcoming Erie Board of Trustees Meeting on 11/4/2018 Highlights Crestone Peak Operator Agreement Presentation and Q&A with Citizens

On Sunday 11/4/2018 at 2:00 pm, the town of Erie will have Board of Trustees meeting that highlights a “Crestone Peak Operator Agreement Presentation,” Q&A with citizens, and “A Resolution Of The Board Of Trustees Of The Town Of Erie Approving An Amended And Restated Operator Agreement With Crestone Peak Resources LLC.” The meeting will be at the Erie…

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