What Can I Do About Fracking in Broomfield?

“What can I do about fracking in Broomfield?”  In response to this question from many Broomfield residents, Broomfield Concerned held an educational forum on May 18 featuring a variety of speakers representing different viewpoints on how Broomfield families can take a stand and make a difference.  In the introductory remarks by Co-Chairs Jennifer Dulles and Jean Lim, they thanked…

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“Brighton homeowner being ‘forced pooled’ by oil and gas company”- Denver 7

By Jennifer Kovaleski, Denver 7 This lead story on the Denver 7 6 pm news does a primer on forced pooling and mentions that “homeowners in Broomfield have dealt with the same thing with Extraction Oil and Gas.” You can watch the video segment here: https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/front-range/brighton/brighton-homeowner-being-forced-pooled-by-oil-and-gas-company  

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Neighborhood Group Points Out Misleading Ballot Initiative: Warns Not to Sign Proposed Colorado Compensation to Owners for Decreased Property Value Due to State Regulation Amendment

A nonprofit group representing neighborhood groups impacted by residential drilling is warning that the title for a proposed state ballot initiative is misleading and is warning residents not to sign it.  Canvassers are currently collecting signatures for the “Colorado Compensation to Owners for Decreased Property Value Due to State Regulation Amendment.” Although the title may sound like it is…

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Concerns about New Drilling Near Abandoned Wells Still Unresolved in Regulations

Many Anthem Ranch and Wildgrass residents continue to express concerns to the City regarding many abandoned wells in our area, given the fact that new Extraction horizontal drilling from 3000 feet away caused a mud spill from an improperly abandoned well in Berthoud, CO on October 29.  Neither the regulations nor Extraction’s Comprehensive Drilling Plan (CDP) currently address this…

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Regulations Pass First Reading with Intent to Have Study Session Before Second Reading on June 12

Ordinance No. 2067 Amending Certain Sections of the Broomfield Municipal Code Concerning Broomfield Oil and Gas Regulations was passed 6-3 on First Reading at the May 8 Council Meeting.  The vote was: Yes –  Beacom, Erickson, Groom, Jezerski, Law-Evans, Shelton No-  Castriotta, Kreeger, Shaff Absent – Tessier The motion put forth by Council Member Law-Evans stated that the second…

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“Former Anadarko brass slam company for safety risks, callousness” The Colorado Independent

By Susan Greene, The Colorado Independent 5/8/18 Of note before reading this article, the City of Broomfield’s 5/4 response to Extraction’s current CDP continues to find Extraction’s risk management and emergency plans very insufficient. https://www.broomfield.org/…/Broomfield-Comments-on-Extract… “Six former Anadarko employees have come forward on behalf of investors to describe a culture of corporate callousness that puts profits before safety. The six…

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Forced Pooling Legislation Passes Both Houses to Offer Some Protections to Mineral Owners

After two years of working to make changes to forced pooling laws at the Statehouse, Broomfield mineral owners can finally see the first steps in the right direction. SB 18-230 Modify Laws Drilling Units Pooling Orders, sponsored by Rep. Lori Saine and Sen. Vicki Marble and with House amendments secured by Rep. Matt Gray, passed through both the House…

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