Email from Wildgrass HOA to City: “Wildgrass Oil and Gas Lease – Correction”

Wildgrass HOA sent this email to the City on February 8 in response to a statement made at the January 22 City Council meeting by a City official.  Wildgrass HOA President Bill Young presented the email during Public Comments at the February 12 Council Meeting.  “Fri, Feb 8, 2019 at 12:10 pm”  “Mayor, Council, and Staff –‘‘  “At the…

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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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Letter to COGCC Director Robbins About Staff Comments at the COGCC Meeting from the Wildgrass Oil and Gas Committee

Lizzie Lario and Jean Lim of the Wildgrass Oil and Gas Committee (WOGc) shared the letter that they sent to COGCC Director Jeff Robbins regarding Staff comments about citizen protests made at the January 28 COGCC hearing. You can read further about WOGc challenges to the Extraction project in Broomfield and their lawsuit against the constitutionality of forced pooling…

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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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Here on the Surface, the Facts Matter

An independent research report highlighting some untruths perpetuated by the oil and gas industry, who is fighting against the passage of proposition 112, was brought to light today by 9 News. The report is titled “Proposition 112 Playbook: Indecent Proposal.” Over the past week, an independent analyst firm, the RS group, or RSEG as they refer to themselves on…

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Oil & Gas Industry Pouring Huge Amount of $$ to Defeat Proposition 112

“The oil and gas industry has continued pumping millions of dollars into defeating a Colorado ballot measure that would establish 2,500-foot setbacks around new wells and other infrastructure,” according to an article in the October 10, 2018 edition of the Denver Business Journal (“See who’s spending the most on Colorado’s oil-well setback ballot fight”). Indeed, this industry…

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Extraction’s Failure to Follow Forced Pooling Law Detailed in Testimony at COGCC Rulemaking

This Citizen Blog by Wildgrass mineral owner Jean Lim contains her testimony at the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) on October 3 as the COGCC held a hearing at the end of a forced pooling rulemaking process.  It includes some details of Extraction’s failure to follow SB 18-230 despite its implementation into law on June 1.  Jean…

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Residents Express Disappointment with CDP Approval in Broomfield Enterprise LTEs

Broomfield residents Betty Sue Harris and John Dulles expressed their disappointment with the conditional approval of the Comprehensive Drilling Plan (CDP) in letters to the editor published in the Broomfield Enterprise August 26, 2018 print edition. You can also find these letters in the online e-edition here on pages 6 and 17 http://broomfieldenterprise.co.newsmemory.com/ Are the people powerless? Is there someone…

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Adams County Community Members Appeal to COCGG to Deny Drilling Permits

The COGCC hearings on several Broomfield Extraction permits are quickly approaching, and Adams County is challenging several of the permits filed. An organization of Adams County community members called Adams County Communities for Drilling Accountability Now (ACCDAN) recently submitted a form 510 to the COGCC to support this protest. Within the body of this form, these citizens plead with the…

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