Write the City to Support Better Oil and Gas Communications and Budget Transparency Before October 9 Meeting

Are you concerned that the City needs to improve its communications about oil and gas development to keep residents informed and safe?  Are you wondering how much money the City will lose next year because of oil and gas development?  Consider writing the City at council@broomfieldcitycouncil.org or manager@broomfield.org  or by attending the October 9 6 p.m. Council meeting to ask Council…

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“Boulder County motion granted by COGCC to indefinitely postpone hearing on 140-well Crestone project” The Daily Camera

By Sam Lounsberry, The Daily Camera 10/4/18 “A hearing on Crestone Peak Resources’ plans to drill 140 wells north of Erie was indefinitely postponed Thursday as a Boulder County lawsuit against the oil and gas company makes its way through the courts.” “The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission — the state agency tasked with reviewing oil and gas…

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Save the Date of Oct. 24 to Ask City Air Quality Testing Program Questions

What:    Broomfield Air Quality Testing Program Open House Where:  Lobby of City and County Building When:   Wednesday, October 24 from 5 pm – 6:30 pm Why:     Ask the City previously unanswered questions about how the results will be available to the public and emergency response actions/enforcement Please save the date and plan to stop by to ask questions of…

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“Groundwork begins in Broomfield on path of gas pipeline” Broomfield Enterprise

By Jennifer Rios, Broomfield Enterprise 10/2/18 “Elevation Midstream, LLC, a subsidiary of Extraction Oil and Gas, Inc., began surveying and potholing on the Nordstrom Open Space in Broomfield west of Huron Street this week.” “The process is meant to identify existing underground utilities and began Wednesday. It is expected to last one to three days.” “‘This is only to…

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Citizen Complaint Process Launched by City

A new citizen complaint response and tracking system for oil and gas development issues was launched by Broomfield on October 1.  This system had been in development by the City and under discussion at Council for several months in light of Extraction’s pending 84 well oil and gas development which received final Comprehensive Drilling Plan approval by the City…

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Forced Pooling Hearing of 975 Broomfield Mineral Owners Set for October 29 and 30

975 mineral owners in Wildgrass, Silverleaf and Broadlands will be force pooled by Extraction Oil and Gas at the end of the month unless the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) decides to not approve it at their October 29 and 30 hearings.  Extraction applied to the COGCC on August 31 to force pool 975 unleased mineral owners…

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Environmental Stewardship Advisory Task Force Members Chosen at September 25 Council Meeting to Begin Important Work

Congratulations to the inaugural group of eleven community members and one alternate who were chosen by Council on September 25 to serve on the Environmental Stewardship Advisory Task Force!  Thirty-eight Broomfield residents applied and thirty-three were interviewed by Councilmembers on September 12 and 13.  Mayor Ahrens thanked all “interested and qualified citizens” who took their time to apply. On…

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Council Votes to Oppose Amendment 74 on November Ballot

At a Special Meeting of Council on September 18, Council voted 5-2 in support of Item 2b Resolution No. 2018-189 to Oppose Amendment 74, Compensation for Reduction in Fair Market Value by Government Law or Regulation.  Voting for the resolution were Council Members Beacom, Castriotta, Kreeger, Shaff and Shelton.  Voting against the resolution but stating that they were personally…

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