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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Letter to the CCOB from 301 Broomfield Health and Safety First

On May 30, 2018, a group of concerned citizens from the 301 Broomfield Health and Safety First organization drafted a letter to the City and County of Broomfield, specifically to the currently elected City Council Members. The letter details several topics relevant to current concerns that many residents have about the impact of the Extraction Oil and Gas development…

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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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