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Oil & Gas Industry Pouring Huge Amount of $$ to Defeat Proposition 112

“The oil and gas industry has continued pumping millions of dollars into defeating a Colorado ballot measure that would establish 2,500-foot setbacks around new wells and other infrastructure,” according to an article in the October 10, 2018 edition of the Denver Business Journal (“See who’s spending the most on Colorado’s oil-well setback ballot fight”). Indeed, this industry…

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Fracking Wastewater May Be Stored Within 1.5 miles of Broomfield

  Are you concerned that within 1.5 miles of Broomfield that Weld County might approve a “Centralized E & P Waste Management Facility” that will receive, store, and transfer produced fracking wastewater, produced oil, and residual hydrocarbons and solids?  The City’s October 10 announcement on the Oil and Gas Webpage stated that the City will be posting and submitting…

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Write the City to Support Better Oil and Gas Communications and Budget Transparency Before October 9 Meeting

Are you concerned that the City needs to improve its communications about oil and gas development to keep residents informed and safe?  Are you wondering how much money the City will lose next year because of oil and gas development?  Consider writing the City at council@broomfieldcitycouncil.org or manager@broomfield.org  or by attending the October 9 6 p.m. Council meeting to ask Council…

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“Boulder County motion granted by COGCC to indefinitely postpone hearing on 140-well Crestone project” The Daily Camera

By Sam Lounsberry, The Daily Camera 10/4/18 “A hearing on Crestone Peak Resources’ plans to drill 140 wells north of Erie was indefinitely postponed Thursday as a Boulder County lawsuit against the oil and gas company makes its way through the courts.” “The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission — the state agency tasked with reviewing oil and gas…

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Save the Date of Oct. 24 to Ask City Air Quality Testing Program Questions

What:    Broomfield Air Quality Testing Program Open House Where:  Lobby of City and County Building When:   Wednesday, October 24 from 5 pm – 6:30 pm Why:     Ask the City previously unanswered questions about how the results will be available to the public and emergency response actions/enforcement Please save the date and plan to stop by to ask questions of…

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“Groundwork begins in Broomfield on path of gas pipeline” Broomfield Enterprise

By Jennifer Rios, Broomfield Enterprise 10/2/18 “Elevation Midstream, LLC, a subsidiary of Extraction Oil and Gas, Inc., began surveying and potholing on the Nordstrom Open Space in Broomfield west of Huron Street this week.” “The process is meant to identify existing underground utilities and began Wednesday. It is expected to last one to three days.” “‘This is only to…

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Citizen Complaint Process Launched by City

A new citizen complaint response and tracking system for oil and gas development issues was launched by Broomfield on October 1.  This system had been in development by the City and under discussion at Council for several months in light of Extraction’s pending 84 well oil and gas development which received final Comprehensive Drilling Plan approval by the City…

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Extraction’s Failure to Follow Forced Pooling Law Detailed in Testimony at COGCC Rulemaking

This Citizen Blog by Wildgrass mineral owner Jean Lim contains her testimony at the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) on October 3 as the COGCC held a hearing at the end of a forced pooling rulemaking process.  It includes some details of Extraction’s failure to follow SB 18-230 despite its implementation into law on June 1.  Jean…

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