In a press release late today, the City announced that City Manager Ozaki and Staff “reviewed the CDP documents and Extraction’s submittal letter, and determined that the additional information and clarified statements satisfy the conditions of approval in the City and County Manager’s August 20, 2018 letter.” This followed the resubmittal of the July 27 CDP by Extraction. You can read Extraction’s submittal letter here. The City’s Sept 10 response to Extraction can be found here.
A major deficiency of the CDP that was listed by the City Manager in the approval conditions was a rigorous risk analysis, including both quantitative and qualitative components. In the announcement of the approval today, the City stated that it will “contract with DNV-GL to complete a risk assessment process.” Broomfield residents will be paying for a risk analysis which Extraction was required to complete according to the Operator Agreement.
If you would like to comment on the CDP approval by the City, you can make comments at the beginning of the Council meeting tomorrow, Sept 11 beginning at 6 pm during Citizen Comments. You can also write to Council at these emails:
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