COGCC Director Murphy Points to Broomfield To Enforce Its MOU with Extraction at the June 11 COGCC Hearing

At the June 11 Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Committee (COGCC) Hearing in Greeley, about twenty Broomfield residents heard COGCC Director Julie Murphy address emails she had received from Broomfield residents asking questions about the June 1 approval of the Extraction (XOG) Livingston Pad permits by the COGCC.  In particular, the residents asked why the Best Management Practices (BMPs)…

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Questions About Extraction’s Risk Management Plan Dominate Tense Council Meeting

At the June 12 Council Meeting, the discussion of Item 11c Comprehensive Drilling Plan (CDP) Update began with Extraction Vice President Eric Jacobsen demanding that “the CDP be approved administratively tonight by your City Manager” before the City Staff’s presentation had even occurred or Council’s discussion had taken place.   In the subsequent presentation by Broomfield Director of Special Initiatives…

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“Extraction Oil and Gas operated Windsor-area drilling site where accident injured three workers” The Greeley Tribune

By Tyler Silvy, The Greeley Tribune 6/8/18 This accident was first reported in The Greeley Tribune on 6/7/18 but did not name the operator in that early report. That article stated that the COGCC did not feel the need to come out to the site on Thursday night but would come out on Friday morning. A quick search did not…

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June 12 Council Meeting Includes Many Oil and Gas Items

On Tuesday, June 12, the Council Meeting will be filled with many oil and gas related items.  This includes a public hearing on the regulations, which would pertain to all oil and gas development in the future in Broomfield, and the Comprehensive Drilling Plan (CDP), that would govern Extraction’s proposed 84 well development. Extraction’s drilling permits for the Livingston…

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Governor Signs Forced Pooling Bill Into Law

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. Matt Gray, Rep. Lori Saine and Sen. Vicki Marble, was signed into law by Governor Hickenlooper at the Colorado Department…

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Cheering Supporters and Additional Regulations with Room to Grow before June 12

  A line of cheering supporters greeted City Council Members before they headed into their 5 p.m. Executive Session “for legal advice and to direct negotiators regarding Extraction’s Operator Agreement and Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP), mineral interests within Broomfield, and oil and gas regulations, including proposed regulations.”  Approximately eighty adults and children attempted to inspire Council conversation in the…

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May 30 Council Meeting Includes Study Session on Regulations and Executive Session for Legal Advice

On Wednesday, May 30, Council will hold an extra meeting day to focus entirely on oil and gas issues.  This meeting will be in two parts: –  At 5 p.m., Council will meet in Executive Session “for legal advice and to direct negotiators regarding Extraction’s Operator Agreement and Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP), mineral interests within Broomfield, and oil and…

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