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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Press release – Gov. Hickenlooper announces State’s response following review of oil and gas operations

Gov. Hickenlooper’s press release- The text follows: DENVER — Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced the state’s response following a three month review of oil and gas operations. He called for the review after the deadly home explosion in Firestone last April that killed two people and injured a third. “At the time of the explosion,…

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“Noise is the biggest source of oil and gas complaints in Colorado: Complaints at drill sites near Erie show the difficulty of the conflict” Denver Post 8/20/17

Front Page Denver Post   By John Ingold “In 2010, state regulators fielded 240 complaints. By 2013, that number had risen only to 252. But last year, 419 complaints were filed with the state. Through July of this year, the tally is already higher — 704 complaints. The biggest reason for the jump in those complaints is not concern…

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