Twists and Turns in Council MOU Negotiations with Extraction

  In presenting an “Update on Staff Negotiations with Extraction Oil and Gas, LLC” at the October 10 City Council meeting, City Manager Ozaki announced that he planned to use a “unique negotiating process” where Council Members and Staff could ask Extraction representatives direct questions during the meeting.  What was expected to be an evening with a unique format…

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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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Protests of New Extraction Proposal Begin As Oil and Gas Chapter Is Approved

After six months of research and deliberation by the twelve members and two alternates on the Oil and Gas Comprehensive Plan Update Committee, City Council approved the addition of the Committee’s Oil and Gas Chapter to the Broomfield Comprehensive Plan at the September 26 meeting.  While Council recognized that work would need to continue on amendments to the Chapter…

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Request from the Broomfield Health and Safety First Initiative Committee: Attend Broomfield City Council August 22 for the Ballot Measure

UPDATE TUESDAY, AUGUST 22:  City Council voted unanimously to approve the ballot titling as listed below.  Thank you for your support! On Tuesday, August 22, the Broomfield City Council will set the title language for the November ballot measure that seeks to ensure that citizens’ health, safety and welfare are protected when the City makes oil and gas decisions. This…

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Extraction Memo Objects to Oil and Gas Update Committee Draft Recommendations: What About Evidence of Previous COGCC Uncertainty with Setbacks?

In an 8/3 memo to the Oil and Gas Update Committee and City officials regarding the Oil and Gas Update Committee Draft Recommendations, Chandler Newhall of Extraction Oil and Gas detailed “a number of concerns as to the technical and economic feasibility, and legality of the recommendations as currently written.”  He referred to the “in‐depth technical knowledge” at the…

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City Council Unanimous in Support of Protesting Spacing Unit Applications

UPDATE 8/22:  City Attorney Tuthill confirmed at the 8/22 Study Session that he has been working with Special Counsel Phil Barber to file the City’s protests of Extraction’s spacing unit applications before the 8/28 COGCC deadline. At the 8/8 City Council Study Session, City Council members were unanimous in their support of protesting the Crestone and Extraction spacing unit…

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Where were the oil and gas industry representatives at the Marble/Saine Energy Summit?

Senator Vicki Marble (R-SD23) stated that the goal of the Marble/Saine Stakeholder Energy Summit was “to have a full discussion” on “abandoned flowlines” and “statutory pooling” with “input from all affected stakeholders.”  Then why were the oil and gas industry associations not participating on the June 22 panel even though they were invited? As one of the homeowners in the…

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