Broomfield Concerned has officially debuted its new YouTube channel

Want to see key parts of council meetings? Better understand how key exchanges at each meeting impact fracking decisions in your backyard? Broomfield Concerned has officially debuted its new YouTube channel. Click on the link to subscribe today, and be among the first to see one of our new videos, outlining critically important parts of the June 26 council…

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Five-Hour Review of the CDP Ends with Questions About Waiting Until July 30

After a five-hour review of the second half of the Comprehensive Drilling Plan, both Mayor Ahrens and City Manager Ozaki agreed that it was “interesting” to think about the problem that Wildgrass resident Mark Lindner had raised much earlier, “How could the City possibly go forward with approval of the Comprehensive Drilling Plan which is tied to specific locations…

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“Boulder researchers add to findings that methane output from oil and gas is 60% higher than previously thought” – The Daily Camera

By Charlie Brennan, The Daily Camera 6/21/18 “A new study released today with contributions from a researcher at the University of Colorado has found that the nation’s oil and gas industry annually puts out 13 million metric tons of the greenhouse gas methane from its operations — 60 percent more than the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency previously estimated.” “The…

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“Exposure to fracking chemicals and wastewater spurs fat cell development”- Duke University Study

According to a peer reviewed Duke University study to be published on June 21 in Science of the Total Environment, fracking chemical and wastewater exposure promotes fat cell development, or adipogenesis, in living cells in a laboratory.  Chris Kassotis, a postdoctoral research associate at Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment, stated that,  “We saw significant fat cell proliferation and lipid…

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Extraction Notifies City That It Has 30 Days from June 15 Letter to Approve CDP Before Lawsuit

In a June 15 letter to Broomfield City Manager Charles Ozaki, Extraction Oil and Gas stated that the City is in breach of contract because it has “engaged in bad faith by unreasonably withholding approvals and attempts to impose new conditions of approval that do not exist either in the agreements or law.”  The letter served to notify the…

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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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