Erie may consider fracking as ‘public health and safety’ concern- Daily Camera

“Erie may consider fracking as ‘public health and safety’ concern”  – Daily Camera by Anthony Hahn 6/30/17 Broomfield residents may be interested in following what happens with our neighbors when “Erie officials in July weigh an emergency ordinance amending the town’s ‘public health and safety’ code to consider complaints against oil and gas odors.” In explaining why the…

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In Colorado, surging suburbs and the oil and gas industry collide over safety concerns- PBS News Hour

In Colorado, surging suburbs and the oil and gas industry collide over safety concerns June 29, 2017 at 6:20 PM EDT Judy Woodruff, PBS New Hour and Dan Boyce, Inside Energy Reports National PBS coverage on our concerns in the northern suburbs, focusing on Firestone and including interviews with Firestone residents, CU Researcher Lisa McKenzie, Gov. Hickenlooper, COGA President…

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Broomfield Concerned Officially Launches

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Broomfield Neighborhoods Join Together to Launch “Broomfield Concerned” Neighborhood Coalition Created to Broaden Awareness of Large-scale Oil and Gas Operations in Broomfield Neighborhoods June 22, 2017, Broomfield, Colo. — Citizens have formed a new organization, Broomfield Concerned, in an effort to band neighborhoods together and host neighborhood events that create greater awareness of large-scale oil and gas operations…

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Mayor Ahrens’ comments in “Colorado Allows Oil And Gas Drillers To Abandon Old Pipes In Place. Should They?” CPR

“Colorado Allows Oil And Gas Drillers To Abandon Old Pipes In Place. Should They?” This 5 minute CPR audio/text quotes Mayor Ahrens relating that Broomfield is a positive local exception to the lack of state regulation, where Broomfield requires removal of flowlines no longer in use. He adds, “I certainly think that could be mandated by the state pretty…

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Effort is underway to change Broomfield charter- Broomfield Enterprise 6/19

“Effort is underway to change Broomfield charter: ‘Health and Safety First’ would codify oil, gas protections”  by Jennifer Rios 6/19/17 Please click on the title to read the Broomfield Enterprise coverage of the 6/13 CCOB discussion of the Broomfield Health and Safety First charter amendment. The reporter didn’t cover Mayor Ahrens’ comments on the charter amendment.  Mayor Ahren’s comments…

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Frustrations Build as Broomfield City Council Votes

In another packed City Council meeting, overflowing into the lobby and the basement of the city and county building, Broomfield residents spoke to their desire to work with Broomfield City Council, while continuing to leave open the possibility of a short-term moratorium on oil and gas development. Many residents wore white, showing solidarity against operator Extraction’s latest plan…

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