Regulations Pass First Reading with Intent to Have Study Session Before Second Reading on June 12

Ordinance No. 2067 Amending Certain Sections of the Broomfield Municipal Code Concerning Broomfield Oil and Gas Regulations was passed 6-3 on First Reading at the May 8 Council Meeting.  The vote was: Yes –  Beacom, Erickson, Groom, Jezerski, Law-Evans, Shelton No-  Castriotta, Kreeger, Shaff Absent – Tessier The motion put forth by Council Member Law-Evans stated that the second…

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“Former Anadarko brass slam company for safety risks, callousness” The Colorado Independent

By Susan Greene, The Colorado Independent 5/8/18 Of note before reading this article, the City of Broomfield’s 5/4 response to Extraction’s current CDP continues to find Extraction’s risk management and emergency plans very insufficient. https://www.broomfield.org/…/Broomfield-Comments-on-Extract… “Six former Anadarko employees have come forward on behalf of investors to describe a culture of corporate callousness that puts profits before safety. The six…

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Forced Pooling Legislation Passes Both Houses to Offer Some Protections to Mineral Owners

After two years of working to make changes to forced pooling laws at the Statehouse, Broomfield mineral owners can finally see the first steps in the right direction. SB 18-230 Modify Laws Drilling Units Pooling Orders, sponsored by Rep. Lori Saine and Sen. Vicki Marble and with House amendments secured by Rep. Matt Gray, passed through both the House…

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SB 18-230 Modify Laws Drilling Units Pooling Orders Passes House Committee and Headed to House Floor

SB 18-230 Modify Laws Drilling Units Pooling Orders Passes House Committee and Headed to House Floor After two years of working to make changes to forced pooling laws at the Statehouse, Broomfield mineral owners can finally see the first steps in right direction. SB 18-230 Modify Laws Drilling Units Pooling Orders, sponsored by Rep. Lori Saine and Sen. Vicki…

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“Drillers head to Wyoming, say Colorado is unfriendly to oil and gas: Regulatory concerns are leading some producers to look elsewhere”

By Aldo Svaldi, The Denver Post 4/26 This front page Denver Post story cites “growing public opposition” along with “capacity constraints in processing and transporting the natural gas produced alongside the more valuable oil” as the reason for the producers either moving out of Colorado or within Colorado to more rural areas. This report was based on statements made…

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“Judge rules part of Thornton’s oil and gas regs violates state, federal law” Denver Business Journal

By Cathy Proctor, Denver Business Journal 4/25 The article covers yesterday’s ruling by an Adams County District Judge that Thorton’s 750-foot setback and gathering line regulations violate state and federal law. It should be noted that Thorton has not passed anything similar to Broomfield Charter Amendment 301. With the passage of 301 on Nov. 7 by 57% in favor,…

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Broomfield 301 Presents Petition with 566 Signatures and COGA Sends Email To The City: Impact Unknown As First Vote on Oil and Gas Regulations Moved to May 8

At the beginning of the April 24 meeting, Council voted unanimously to postpone the first reading of the Oil and Gas Regulations until the May 8 Council Meeting.  Item 11f Ordinance No. 2067 Amending Certain Sections of the Broomfield Municipal Code Concerning Broomfield Oil and Gas Regulations – First Reading had been the subject of much citizen criticism up…

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Sen. Marble Votes Against Council and Her Constituents Who Supported Increased Reporting of Oil and Gas Incidents

On April 19, Sen. Marble (R-District 23) voted against HB 18-1157 Increased Reporting of Oil and Gas Incidents, killing the bill with a 5-6 vote in the Senate Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Committee.  Broomfield City Council had voted unanimously on March 13 to support the bill and it had passed the House.  Mayor Ahrens testified on behalf of…

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