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

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 is the next step in the process after the Broomfield County Clerk accepted 2,847 of the signatures that Broomfield residents gathered…

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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

At the 8/8 City Council Study Session, City Council members were unanimous in their support of protesting the Crestone and Extraction spacing unit applications before the 8/28 protest deadline.  64-page packets of resident emails from 7/10 – 8/8 on the back table of the Council Chambers provided evidence that City Council members were following the sentiment of the people….

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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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