Special Meeting of the Board of Health is still scheduled for tonight, despite Extraction being granted a Temporary Restraining Order against Broomfield.

On Friday, March 27th, Extraction Oil and Gas obtained a Temporary Restraining Order by District Court Judge Robert W. Kiesnowski Jr. The restraining order prohibits Broomfield from “issuing any order directing Extraction to halt or suspend operations due to COVID-19 or other health-related concerns as developed at the Broomfield Board of Health, March 25, 2020, special meeting,” according to…

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Public Health Director Moves to Call Public Health Emergency and Declare an Emergency Order to Pause Extraction’s Flowback Operations During the Height of Covid-19 Crisis in Broomfield

Five City Council Members Vote to Proceed, Five City Members and Mayor Vote to Delay Until Tuesday By Jennifer D, Broomfield Concerned The City and County of Broomfield met as the Broomfield Board of Health on Wednesday evening, March 25, to address the ramifications of the Covid-19 public health emergency and Extraction’s plans for flowback, beginning in April. The…

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City Council to Vote Tonight (1/28/20) for More Resources to Support Noise Ordinance.

UPDATE: This vote passed unanimously at the 1/28/2020 City Council meeting. Broomfield City Council will be taking a vote at the Council Meeting tonight for funding for “completion of a modeling study and for costs associated with adding three stationary monitoring stations” to support the City and County of Broomfield’s noise ordinance which was passed unanimously on January 14….

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The Battle of the Breach

Broomfield Concerned has recently become aware of an exchange between the city of Broomfield and Extraction Oil and Gas. Below is a summary of some of those key documents as well as links to them. As always, reach out to your city council representatives with feedback  (council@broomfieldcitycouncil.org). Part 1: Extraction Responds to the City’s Notification of a Breach with…

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Nonprofit Colorado Rising asks district court judge to halt new oil and gas development until rulemaking is complete – The Denver Post

In today’s news, Colorado Rising requests a halt on new oil and gas development. Much of this case is based on the legal framework of Wildgrass mineral owners, organized under the banner of Wildgrass Oil and Gas Committee. “Nonprofit Colorado Rising asks district court judge to halt new oil and gas development until rulemaking is complete.” by Saja Hindi,…

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First Quarter Report of Air Quality Monitoring Program Yields Baselines and Questions about Frequency

By Becky McLeod At a very full May 14 Study Session, Broomfield’s City Council heard their first quarterly baseline report from Ajax Analytics representative Brent Buck and Dr. Arsineh Hecobian from Colorado State University.  This first air quality monitoring program presentation was the result of the City’s August 2018 contract with Ajax at a cost of $1.1 million dollars…

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CCOB Discusses Oil and Gas-Related Issues at 4/23/2019 Council Meeting

Several important topics were discussed at the April 23rd City Council meeting.  Discussion of the proposed Jefferson Parkway lasted over three hours with 24 speakers coming from communities outside Broomfield. The proposal for the Jefferson Parkway locates this highway on the eastern border of the former Rocky Flats nuclear weapons production facility. The general consensus from citizen speakers was that…

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As SB19 – 181 Returns to the Senate, A Focus on Changes to the COGCC Commissioners

By Becky McLeod Senate Bill 19-181, entitled “Protect Public Welfare Oil And Gas Operations,” has passed a total of three Senate hearings including the Transportation & Energy Committee, the Finance Committee and the Appropriations Committee, along with Senate floor votes completed on March 13.  As of March 29, it has passed through three House committee hearings including the House…

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First Presentation of “Risk Assessment:” “Death by One Thousand Cuts”

At the February 19, 2019 City Council Study Session, citizens, council and staff heard DNV-GL present their highly anticipated and controversial “risk assessment” report for the 84 well Extraction Project in Broomfield that is already under construction.  DNV-GL, a Norwegian owned company with offices in Katy, Texas, purports to “enable organizations to advance the safety and sustainability of their…

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Rights of Residents Denied By Actions of Broomfield in Lawsuit: Citizen Blog By Cristen Logan

Citizen Blog by Cristen Logan As a concerned resident of Broomfield, I wanted to take the time to share an opinion on what is happening with the lawsuit two organizations put forward against the City and County of Broomfield. I think that it is important that the community learns more about what is happening in this case because this…

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