Council Vote on Amended Extraction MOU Will Take Place on October 24

Update 10/20:  The Oct. 24 City Council Agenda is posted here. Item 11a is titled “Resolution No. 2017-186 Authorizing and Approving an Amended and Restated Oil and Gas Operator Agreement with Extraction Oil and Gas, Inc., a Surface Use Agreement, and a Settlement Agreement” and the 197-page document is posted here .  Anyone who wishes to speak on these…

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Former Mayor Pat Quinn & State Representative Matt Gray Endorse Amendment 301 for Health & Safety First

“Broomfield voters should support 301 and make oil and gas development safer” The Denver Post 10/13/17 State Representative Matt Gray and Pat Quinn, former Broomfield mayor and current Oil and Gas Update Committee member, state in their Denver Post op-ed, “We support the residents of Broomfield in their efforts to amend our Home Rule Charter through Ballot Question 301,…

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Twists and Turns in Council MOU Negotiations with Extraction

  In presenting an “Update on Staff Negotiations with Extraction Oil and Gas, LLC” at the October 10 City Council meeting, City Manager Ozaki announced that he planned to use a “unique negotiating process” where Council Members and Staff could ask Extraction representatives direct questions during the meeting.  What was expected to be an evening with a unique format…

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Extraction Oil and Gas under investigation by state regulators for air quality violations in Weld County Times-Call 10/6

Extraction Oil and Gas under investigation by state regulators for air quality violations in Weld County By Amelia Arvesen Times-Call (Longmont) 10/6/17 If you are concerned that the currently proposed amended Extraction MOU prevents these past violations… The article reports on VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) emissions violations by Extraction in Weld County in 2015 and the ongoing investigation being…

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These Suburbanites May Have No Fracking Choice- Bloomberg News Feature on Forced Pooling in Broomfield

These Suburbanites May Have No Fracking Choice By Catherine Traywick, Bloomberg News  10/3/17 Catherine Traywick of the Bloomberg News DC Office began speaking with Broomfield residents and others during her visit to Denver at the end of August.  Through a site visit and follow-up phone calls, she had the opportunity to explore many aspects of the proposed oil and…

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“Battle brewing over oil and gas ballot measure in Broomfield” Broomfield Enterprise

“Battle Brewing Over Oil and Gas Ballot Measure in Broomfield:  Measure would prioritize ‘health, safety’ of residents’” By Jennifer Rios  Broomfield Enterprise 10/1/17 “A group of Broomfield residents have announced they are forming an organization that opposes the Home Charter amendment that will be up for a vote in Broomfield’s November municipal election. An issue committee, ‘Vote No on…

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Protests of New Extraction Proposal Begin As Oil and Gas Chapter Is Approved

After six months of research and deliberation by the twelve members and two alternates on the Oil and Gas Comprehensive Plan Update Committee, City Council approved the addition of the Committee’s Oil and Gas Chapter to the Broomfield Comprehensive Plan at the September 26 meeting.  While Council recognized that work would need to continue on amendments to the Chapter…

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ACCDAN Releases Letter to Broomfield Council on New Extraction Proposal

Adams County Communities for Drilling Accountability Now (ACCDAN) has released a letter to Broomfield City Council in response to the new Extraction proposal that is next to their communities. Please see their letter in its original PDF format here. September 26, 2017 www.accdan.org Dear City and County of Broomfield Elected Officials and Staff, My name is Jennifer Gamble of 2280 E. 138th…

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Campaign Begins for Oil and Gas Chapter Recommendations at August 29 Study Session

“We are not that far out on a limb,” stated former Broomfield Mayor Patrick Quinn in support of the recommendations in the much-anticipated Oil and Gas Comprehensive Plan Update Committee Chapter which he helped to formulate.  During a four-hour City Council Study Session on August 29, the Oil and Gas Update Committee presented their recommendations followed by questions and…

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Broomfield Spacing Applications Moved to October 30 & 31 COGCC Hearings

All the pending spacing applications in Broomfield have been continued to the October 30 & 31 hearings in Denver.   COGCC admonished Extraction for filing a larger than authorized brief, and continued all spacing applications to October due to the fact that there are already 25 protested matters on the docket, which is too much to address before Sept…

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