Local Organizations Express Extreme Disappointment to the City After CDP Approval

In an August 21 letter to the City on the day after City Manager Charles Ozaki approved the Comprehensive Drilling Plan (CDP), ten local organizations stated that they were “extremely disappointed that the substantive efforts of countless residents and groups were dismissed or only partially addressed” as “idle industry threats have outweighed these concerns despite the language and mandates…

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CITY MANAGER APPROVES CDP

City and County of Broomfield (CCOB) Manager Charles Ozaki approved Extraction’s Comprehensive Drilling Plan (CDP), according to a press release dated August 20 that was posted on the City’s Oil and Gas webpage. In the letter to Eric Jacobsen of Extraction, CCOB Manager Ozaki listed 15 conditions for approval. In an attempt to address many citizen and Council objections…

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What’s Next for the CDP: Staff Will Review Public Comments and Present Acceptable Version to Extraction

After hearing over twenty-five citizens and Council members comment on numerous deficiencies in Extraction’s Comprehensive Drilling Plan (CDP) on August 14, City and County of Broomfield (CCOB) Manager Ozaki stated that the Staff would review those comments with special focus on enhancing the risk management plan.  However, it seems there will be no further opportunity for public review or…

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Citizens’ Rally and Comments Precede August 7 Council Executive Session on CDP

On Tuesday, August 7, 2018, citizens held a short rally prior to a scheduled Broomfield City Council meeting. The brief public meeting was held in order for the Council to hold a public vote to approve an Executive Session whose purpose was to obtain legal advice regarding the Extraction Comprehensive Drilling Plan (CDP) and its potential approval. Approximately fifty…

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Local Groups Take Their Message to the State

Ten local activist, environmental, and educational groups collaborated to author a letter to Governor John Hickenlooper, imploring him to take immediate action to stop Extraction’s plan to build industrial scale megapads in residential areas that appear to be on deck for approval by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) in the near future. State Representative Matt Gray…

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Local Groups Pen Letter to Broomfield City Council, Warning of Deficiencies to CDP

A number of local activist and educational organizations banned together this week to deliver a clear message to the Broomfield City Council: our work here is not yet done on the CDP and it should be done with public review and input. The letter asks for a gap analysis that includes, among other things, a clear risk analysis and…

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Update on CDP Approval: Community Groups Send Letter, Hundreds of Emails Sent and Reports That Approval is Postponed

UPDATE August 3: The City has not posted any website information that the CDP approval has been postponed but the Broomfield Enterprise is reporting that they received an email confirmation from CCOB Attorney Sullivan about the postponement. “We are looking to schedule a special meeting at some point soon, but haven’t finalized the date and time,” City and County…

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