Please Review the Oil and Gas Update Committee Documents and Attend the August 29 Study Session

The Oil and Gas Update Committee Documents are available for review before the August 29 City Council Study Session at 6 pm.  You can find the chapter which is proposed to be added to the Comprehensive Plan here.  A separate document listing “Regulatory & Agreement Recommendations” can be found here. If you have any concerns after you review the…

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Press release – Gov. Hickenlooper announces State’s response following review of oil and gas operations

Gov. Hickenlooper’s press release- The text follows: DENVER — Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced the state’s response following a three month review of oil and gas operations. He called for the review after the deadly home explosion in Firestone last April that killed two people and injured a third. “At the time of the explosion,…

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Request from the Broomfield Health and Safety First Initiative Committee: Attend Broomfield City Council August 22 for the Ballot Measure

On Tuesday, August 22, the Broomfield City Council will set the title language for the November ballot measure that seeks to ensure that citizens’ health, safety and welfare are protected when the City makes oil and gas decisions. This is the next step in the process after the Broomfield County Clerk accepted 2,847 of the signatures that Broomfield residents gathered…

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“Noise is the biggest source of oil and gas complaints in Colorado: Complaints at drill sites near Erie show the difficulty of the conflict” Denver Post 8/20/17

Front Page Denver Post   By John Ingold “In 2010, state regulators fielded 240 complaints. By 2013, that number had risen only to 252. But last year, 419 complaints were filed with the state. Through July of this year, the tally is already higher — 704 complaints. The biggest reason for the jump in those complaints is not concern…

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Extraction Memo Objects to Oil and Gas Update Committee Draft Recommendations: What About Evidence of Previous COGCC Uncertainty with Setbacks?

In an 8/3 memo to the Oil and Gas Update Committee and City officials regarding the Oil and Gas Update Committee Draft Recommendations, Chandler Newhall of Extraction Oil and Gas detailed “a number of concerns as to the technical and economic feasibility, and legality of the recommendations as currently written.”  He referred to the “in‐depth technical knowledge” at the…

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Proposed Charter Amendment to Include Health and Safety on Oil and Gas Has Sufficient Signatures for November Ballot

On 8/14, Broomfield County Clerk Jim Candelarie informed Broomfield Health and Safety First that they had submitted sufficient signatures to move forward with their proposed charter amendment.  The initiative needed 2,435 signatures to be approved for the November ballot and the Broomfield County Clerk accepted 2,847 of the signatures submitted for the initiative. The Broomfield Health and Safety First…

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City Council Unanimous in Support of Protesting Spacing Unit Applications

At the 8/8 City Council Study Session, City Council members were unanimous in their support of protesting the Crestone and Extraction spacing unit applications before the 8/28 protest deadline.  64-page packets of resident emails from 7/10 – 8/8 on the back table of the Council Chambers provided evidence that City Council members were following the sentiment of the people….

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Oil and Gas Draft Recommendations and Timeline for Completion and Council Review

Thanks to all who attended the 7/20 Community Forum and/or submitted their comments to the Update Committee.  The 25 minute video of the 7/20 Community Forum is here. Your feedback on the Draft was due by 5 pm Friday 7/21.  You can still read the Draft version of the Update Committee document here. The Oil and Gas Committee, with…

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