“Special report: How the U.S. Government Hid Fracking’s Risks to Drinking Water” Inside Climate News 11/22/17

“Special report: How the U.S. Government Hid Fracking’s Risks to Drinking Water” By Neela Banerjee, Inside Climate News 11/22/17 This in-depth article includes: – conclusions from scientists contracted by the EPA in 2002 that fracking posed some risk to drinking water – how their results were ignored by the EPA in 2004 – how Congress’ Energy Policy Act in…

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Living With Oil & Gas- An Inside Energy Podcast Special

“Living With Oil & Gas- An Inside Energy Podcast Special” By Leigh Paterson for Inside Energy 11/17 This 28-minute podcast features comments from COGCC Director Matt Lepore in response to citizen complaints, from a Firestone neighbor about the tragedy, and from John Dulles at the Oct. 24 Broomfield Council vote on the MOU with Extraction. It also includes a…

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Two council members dropped from portion of suit against city – Broomfield Enterprise Nov. 19

“Two council members dropped from portion of suit against city” By Jennifer Rios   Broomfield Enterprise   11/19/17 “Milender said the portion of the lawsuit about a conflict of interest involving Law-Evans and Taylor still stands, but they were dropped as defendants to streamline the court process.” “The lawsuit, filed Oct. 24 with the 17th Judicial Court,…

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Oil & gas plug site forced to shut down after violation is found near elementary school – Denver 7 Nov. 10

By Oscar Contreras  Denver 7  Nov. 10 “An oil and gas plug site was forced to temporarily shut down its operations after the Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) found it violated safety practices near an elementary school in the Town of Erie. The order to cease operations at Crestone Peak Resources LLC came after an investigation of…

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Broomfield Election Results

Please see the full list of CCOB Election results on the City’s website.  Here is a partial list: Question 301 – Yes Mayor – Randy Ahrens Ward 1 – Elizabeth Law-Evans Ward 2 – Sharon Tessier Ward 3 – Deven Shaff Ward 4 – Kimberly Groom Ward 5 – Guyleen Castriotta For the full list of results, go to…

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Oil and Gas Dollars Pour Into Broomfield Ballot Fight – Inside Energy Report Nov. 1

In a Nov. 1 Inside Energy report, Sandra Fish & Leigh Paterson examine the amount of money being poured into Broomfield’s local election.  The audio version contains soundbites by Broomfield Concerned’s Director of External Communication Mackenzie Carignan. You can listen to the audio focusing on Ballot Issue 301 here. You can read more details about the money spent on Ballot…

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COGCC attempts to sort out Broomfield’s uncharted oil, gas issues – Broomfield Enterprise Nov. 2

In “COGCC Attempts to Sort Broomfield’s Unchartered Oil, Gas Issues,” Jennifer Rios dives into the complexities of the COGCC Extraction spacing unit application hearings on Oct. 30 and 31. The article quotes Broomfield Concerned’s Jean Lim and CCOB Attorney William Tuthill. ”’We got a view of how convoluted all of these issues are now that it’s been encroaching into…

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Broomfield Enterprise Editorial: Yes on Broomfield’s 301

Listed below is the text from the 10/26/17 Broomfield Enterprise editorial, “Editorial: Yes on Broomfield’s 301.”  http://www.broomfieldenterprise.com/news/ci_31405819/editorial-yes-broomfields-301 “It is a measure of the oil and gas industry’s faith in its domination of Colorado politics that an industry spokesman would lecture a municipality — in the most recent case, Lafayette — that trying to protect its citizens from the health and safety risks…

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