A Local Doctor’s Take on the Dangers of Oil and Gas Development in our Neighborhoods

Dr. David Nolan, a member of our Broomfield community, speaks up about the lack of attention given to valuable research on the dangers of residential fracking, and warns about the potential future danger this ignorance poses. My name is Dr. David Nolan, a gastroenterologist working with Colorado Permanente Physician’s Group (CPMG) and Kaiser Permanente.  I completed medical school at…

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Is the City of Broomfield Really Doing Everything They Can to Protect the Health and Safety of Our Community?

By Laurie Anderson, Broomfield Clean Air and Water On Feb 15, Broomfield Clean Air & Water (BCAW) posted information regarding a viable legal option that local citizens, in conjunction with BCAW, are asking the City to pursue. To date, the City has not added the presentation by Randall Weiner to the City Council Meeting agenda. Residents want this presentation…

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Spotlight on Citizen Comments from CCoB meeting 2/27/2018: Lois Vanderkooi

We’re pleased to spotlight Lois Vanderkooi’s comments from the 2/27/2018 Broomfield City Council meeting. Lois Vanderkooi, PsyD, JD, was a task force member of the Comprehensive Plan update adopted in 2016 and focused on Environmental Stewardship and Community Form and Identity. She became more aware of and invested in community development and sustainability through that work and became a…

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Spotlight on Citizen Comments from CCoB meeting 2/27/2018: Neil Allaire

If you haven’t heard Neil speak clearly about his concerns related to oil and gas development in Broomfield, you haven’t been paying attention. Neil Allaire has lived in Colorado for 40 years and in Broomfield Heights for 15. One reason he chose to live and raise his kids in Colorado is the pristine beauty and healthy environment the state is known for. He feels…

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What to Do If You Received a Lease Offer for Your Minerals From an Oil and Gas Company or Landman: Two Broadlands Families’ Reactions

by Camia Lowman and Jason Davis Camia: We were served with a lease letter from Extraction on a Wednesday evening while we were trying to get dinner ready for our family. We immediately started texting neighbors to ask them what this was and if they also got one. We had assumed we didn’t own our mineral rights in Broadlands,…

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The Job No One Else is Doing

Heidi Henkel, a Broomfield Citizen, spoke in support of Joe Salazar’s bill  HB 18-1071 in front of the Colorado State Legislature on 2/1/2018. Her statement rang true for several Broomfield residents, who applauded her efforts and bold statement. Heidi is pictured here with fellow local residents at the Capitol, Left to right: Heidi Henkel, AnnMarie Cleary, Laurie Anderson, Sara…

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COGCC Changes Hearing Rules to Limit Public Commentary

It’s been rumored that COGCC Director Matt Lepore is tired of community organizers. If this is true, it should come as no surprise that the COGCC has changed their rules concerning public comments during hearings. You can find the new rules here.  http://cogcc.state.co.us/documents/reg/Hearings/Commission%20Changes%20to%20Public%20Comment%20Process_20180122.pdf Here is a brief summary of the new rules: A pre-hearing public sign-up sheet with be…

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“A Real Problem Here:” No State Money to Protect the Health and Safety of Broomfield Citizens

On Dec. 11 as we once again waited patiently to bring our Broomfield oil and gas development concerns to the attention of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC), the drone of the usual staff reports began.  However, the conversation quickly elevated to an incredulous tone as Bob Randall, the executive director for the Colorado Department of Natural…

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