“Those living near oil and gas facilities may have higher health risks”- University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

“Those living near oil and gas facilities may have higher health risks:  Study led by Colorado School of Public Health shows hazardous air pollutant levels measured along the Northern Front Range exceed levels that could affect health” Study by University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus published 4/9/18 The researchers included the Colorado School of Public Health, Boulder County Public Health,…

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“State Sen. Vicki Marble violated Colorado ethics law, commission finds” – Colorado Politics

By Marianne Goodland  4/9/18 “Marble was fined $2,242 — twice the cost of holding a Feb. 15, 2017, forum on oil and gas issues that was secretly hosted by Denver-based Extraction Oil & Gas at the CB & Potts restaurant in Broomfield.” “According to testimony presented in a Jan. 8, 2018, hearing, the event started out as a meeting on…

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“Pro-fracking group’s shutout in Erie election marks latest stumble in Boulder County, Broomfield politics” – The Daily Camera

“Pro-fracking group’s shutout in Erie election marks latest stumble in Boulder County, Broomfield politics: Heightened activism likely responsible for resistance to big-money contributions, residents say” By Anthony Hahn, The Daily Camera 4/7/18 This article points to the fact that newly elected Erie Mayor Jennifer Carroll and the 3 Board of Trustees all support stronger local control despite massive Vital…

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The City’s Draft Oil and Gas Regulations- Cautious or Antiquated?

According to Broomfield’s Director of Strategic Initiatives, Tami Yellico, at the April 3 City Council Study Session, City staff only put forth draft oil and gas regulations that would not immediately be overturned in court.  Council Member Deven Shaff asked, “Did we miss a step?  301 changed that paradigm.”  He later added, “Why would we legitimize laws that we…

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Oil and Gas Draft Regulation Review at April 3 Council Study Session

Broomfield Staff has completed draft oil and gas regulations for Council to review at their April 3 Study Session as item C5 on the agenda.  According to the 42-page document, “Staff would like Council’s direction on the proposed draft regulations.”  Citizens cannot comment at Study Sessions, but this is the beginning of a process which will eventually require Council…

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COGCC Not Requiring Any Additional Reporting for Extraction Stromberger Well Explosion

The State COGCC has told the City that the COGCC will not require any additional reporting from Extraction Oil and Gas regarding their Dec. 22 Stromberger Well Pad explosion.  This is despite the fact that there was no determination of a cause in Extraction’s Feb. 23 report to the COGCC.  The City and citizens have been very vocal in…

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