301: Consider what comes in mail, is on TV

by Michael Kohut (see publication note below)   The laws that guide the oil and gas industry were established long ago when nobody was looking and few cared. They were established by an industry that is now essentially in charge of policing itself (the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, or the COGCC).   COGCC Director, Matt Lepore, freely…

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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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No MOU Please.

It’s September 2017, and I feel like we are watching a bad re-run of Broomfield City Council Shenanigans from August 2013: again engaged with an Oil and Gas Operator and again attempting to lock us into an agreement prior to an election where the citizens have a chance to influence Oil and Gas development in our county. In August…

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Our City, Our Time to March!

Another fun filled Broomfield Days is just around the corner, and I think I am anticipating this one more than my ever-growing daughter!  As my daughter is getting older, I have such fond memories of her watching the parade, excitedly chasing after all the candy as well as marching in the parade excitedly tossing the candy! With the smell…

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What are the Broomfield Economic Benefits?

There has been a lot of debate lately about the potential negative impacts of hydraulic fracturing in densely populated Broomfield residential neighborhoods.  Between discussions on air quality, noise regulation, overall risk tolerance, and setbacks, we could discuss the endless competing views on a national/state level for weeks on end. The truth of the matter likely falls somewhere in between…

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