Accidental activists: Battling a gusher of oil and gas money, Broomfield seniors press their case against residential fracking

In an Op-Ed by Dave Krieger in The Daily Camera, he states, ” If these are ‘environmental extremists,’ they have excellent cover stories.”  His interview includes Broomfield residents Judy Kelly, Ron Segal, Neil Allaire and Lois Vanderkooi who all support voting YES on 301. You can read the entire text here: http://www.dailycamera.com/columnists/ci_31409090/dave-krieger-accidental-activists

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Broomfield city, county and council members subject of lawsuit

“Broomfield City, County and Council Members Subject of Lawsuit: Group alleges violation of open meetings, conflict of interest”  By Jennifer Rios  Broomfield Enterprise 10/27/17 In this Broomfield Enterprise article, Jennifer Rios describes the lawsuit filed by five citizens and The Broomfield Way.  Read the article here. The lawsuit was mentioned at the 10/24 Council meeting on the Amended Agreement…

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“Broomfield Voting on Controversial Oil and Gas Measure” Fox31

“Broomfield Voting on Controversial Oil and Gas Measure”  By Joe St. George, Fox31 News Denver This Fox31 news segment on Ballot Measure 301 includes statements supporting YES on 301 by Broomfield residents Heidi Henkel and Cristen Logan.  It also includes statements against 301 by Council Member Greg Stokes and the Colorado Oil and Gas Association, as well as citing…

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Former Mayor Pat Quinn & State Representative Matt Gray Endorse Amendment 301 for Health & Safety First

“Broomfield voters should support 301 and make oil and gas development safer” The Denver Post 10/13/17 State Representative Matt Gray and Pat Quinn, former Broomfield mayor and current Oil and Gas Update Committee member, state in their Denver Post op-ed, “We support the residents of Broomfield in their efforts to amend our Home Rule Charter through Ballot Question 301,…

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Extraction Oil and Gas under investigation by state regulators for air quality violations in Weld County Times-Call 10/6

Extraction Oil and Gas under investigation by state regulators for air quality violations in Weld County By Amelia Arvesen Times-Call (Longmont) 10/6/17 If you are concerned that the currently proposed amended Extraction MOU prevents these past violations… The article reports on VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) emissions violations by Extraction in Weld County in 2015 and the ongoing investigation being…

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These Suburbanites May Have No Fracking Choice- Bloomberg News Feature on Forced Pooling in Broomfield

These Suburbanites May Have No Fracking Choice By Catherine Traywick, Bloomberg News  10/3/17 Catherine Traywick of the Bloomberg News DC Office began speaking with Broomfield residents and others during her visit to Denver at the end of August.  Through a site visit and follow-up phone calls, she had the opportunity to explore many aspects of the proposed oil and…

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“Battle brewing over oil and gas ballot measure in Broomfield” Broomfield Enterprise

“Battle Brewing Over Oil and Gas Ballot Measure in Broomfield:  Measure would prioritize ‘health, safety’ of residents’” By Jennifer Rios  Broomfield Enterprise 10/1/17 “A group of Broomfield residents have announced they are forming an organization that opposes the Home Charter amendment that will be up for a vote in Broomfield’s November municipal election. An issue committee, ‘Vote No on…

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ACCDAN Releases Letter to Broomfield Council on New Extraction Proposal

Adams County Communities for Drilling Accountability Now (ACCDAN) has released a letter to Broomfield City Council in response to the new Extraction proposal that is next to their communities. Please see their letter in its original PDF format here. September 26, 2017 www.accdan.org Dear City and County of Broomfield Elected Officials and Staff, My name is Jennifer Gamble of 2280 E. 138th…

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“Fed-up Colorado towns fight oil and gas ops by making new rules, but industry is ready to fight back” Denver Post 8/24/17

“Fed-up Colorado towns fight oil and gas ops by making new rules, but industry is ready to fight back: At least four towns are ready to go to the mat to control how industry operates within their boundaries” Front page Denver Post By Bruce Finley 8/24/17 Features efforts of Broomfield, Erie, Thornton, and Lafayette The information pertaining to Broomfield,…

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“Broomfield council sets oil, gas ballot item that could codify ‘health and safety’ in charter” Ballot Measure 301

UPDATE 8/30/17 – Ballot Measure will be 301 on the November ballot. “Broomfield council sets oil, gas ballot item that could codify ‘health and safety’ in charter” Broomfield Enterprise By Jennifer Rios 8/23/17 “A ballot item this November will include adding language to Broomfield’s Home Rule Charter concerning oil and gas development. Supporters see the amendment as giving Broomfield…

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