City Will Hire Special Counsel for Questions About Confidentiality in Executive Sessions; Citizens Comment on Lack of Teamwork

During the Attorney’s Report at the Feb. 27 Council Meeting, Interim CCOB Attorney Pat Gilbert asked for consent from Council to hire special counsel to review the Feb. 20 Executive Session.  This special counsel will provide a legal opinion to Council on what parts of the Feb. 20 Executive Session and other Executive Sessions in general must be kept…

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City Comments Submitted to the COGCC on the Livingston and Interchange Pads

In conjunction with the deadline for submission of comments to the COGCC on March 1 at 11 am, the City has posted its submitted comments on the City’s Oil and Gas Webpage.  The 5 page comment document focuses on the fact that Broomfield has not approved Extraction’s Comprehensive Drilling Plan that is required of Extraction by the Oct. 24…

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Extraction Report on Dec. 22 Windsor Accident Has No Cause: So Will The Same Fire Happen In Broomfield?

“They have no idea what happened,” said Broomfield Mayor Randy Ahrens after having read the accident report on the Stromberger Well Pad in the Weld County Windsor area.  Jeff Rickard of Regulatory Compliance Company filed the required report on behalf of Extraction on Feb. 23 with the COGCC for the fire during flowback operations on Dec. 22.  The…

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Extraction Traffic and Pipeline Route Plans Posted along with Timeline

On February 21, the City posted the following on the Oil and Gas webpage: 1) Proposed Extraction Truck Route Map 2) Proposed Extraction Pipeline Route Map along with the Timeline of Extraction Activities. Please click on the titles to view them. The proposed truck route greatly impacts both Broomfield and Adams County residents.  As marked on the map, truck…

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Unknown Decision Made In Executive Session Before Council Exits At 1:30 A.M.

After about two and a half hours in closed City Council chambers for Executive Session on February 20, Broomfield City Council Members exited without reconvening in Council Chambers at about 1:30 A.M.  It is possible that Council made a decision in Executive Session to try to stop permitting on the Livingston Pad from going forward after the February 24…

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“Nearly 40 people protest oil and gas well site near Bella Romero Academy” The Greeley Tribune

“Nearly 40 people protest oil and gas well site near Bella Romero Academy” By Tommy Wood, The Greeley Tribune, 2/17 Extraction began construction in February on a 24-well pad a little more than 1000 feet from Bella Romero School. This was despite ongoing litigation against the COGCC permit decision by Greeley residents and a January 2018 resolution against any…

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Citizen Petition Results in Council Executive Session on February 20

A letter with the signatures of over 800 Broomfield residents caught the attention of City Council on February 13 and resulted in the scheduling of a special Council meeting on Tuesday, February 20.  On that date, Council will first hear legal advice in executive session on what options it has to stop the COGCC from administratively approving Extraction’s drilling…

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“Colorado oil and gas officials vote to raise tax on industry” The Denver Business Journal

“Colorado oil and gas officials vote to raise tax on industry” By Cathy Proctor, The Denver Business Journal 2/12/18   As reported at the Dec. 11 State Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) hearings, the Colorado Department of Natural Resources which oversees the COGCC had an unexpected $6.5 million deficit four months into the 2018 fiscal year. Broomfield…

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