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COGCC Not Upholding Its October 31 Hearing Statements Regarding Attaching CDP to Permits

As stated in the City’s May 4 update, at the request of the COGCC, Extraction prepared Best Management Practices (BMPs) to be included on the State Form 2A permits for the proposed 6 new well pads in Broomfield. Broomfield staff submitted comments to the COGCC on Extraction’s proposed BMPs for these State permits. The significance of having BMPs on…

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What Can I Do About Fracking in Broomfield?

“What can I do about fracking in Broomfield?”  In response to this question from many Broomfield residents, Broomfield Concerned held an educational forum on May 18 featuring a variety of speakers representing different viewpoints on how Broomfield families can take a stand and make a difference.  In the introductory remarks by Co-Chairs Jennifer Dulles and Jean Lim, they thanked…

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“Brighton homeowner being ‘forced pooled’ by oil and gas company”- Denver 7

By Jennifer Kovaleski, Denver 7 This lead story on the Denver 7 6 pm news does a primer on forced pooling and mentions that “homeowners in Broomfield have dealt with the same thing with Extraction Oil and Gas.” You can watch the video segment here: https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/front-range/brighton/brighton-homeowner-being-forced-pooled-by-oil-and-gas-company  

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Neighborhood Group Points Out Misleading Ballot Initiative: Warns Not to Sign Proposed Colorado Compensation to Owners for Decreased Property Value Due to State Regulation Amendment

A nonprofit group representing neighborhood groups impacted by residential drilling is warning that the title for a proposed state ballot initiative is misleading and is warning residents not to sign it.  Canvassers are currently collecting signatures for the “Colorado Compensation to Owners for Decreased Property Value Due to State Regulation Amendment.” Although the title may sound like it is…

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Concerns about New Drilling Near Abandoned Wells Still Unresolved in Regulations

Many Anthem Ranch and Wildgrass residents continue to express concerns to the City regarding many abandoned wells in our area, given the fact that new Extraction horizontal drilling from 3000 feet away caused a mud spill from an improperly abandoned well in Berthoud, CO on October 29.  Neither the regulations nor Extraction’s Comprehensive Drilling Plan (CDP) currently address this…

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A Local Doctor’s Take on the Dangers of Oil and Gas Development in our Neighborhoods

Dr. David Nolan, a member of our Broomfield community, speaks up about the lack of attention given to valuable research on the dangers of residential fracking, and warns about the potential future danger this ignorance poses. My name is Dr. David Nolan, a gastroenterologist working with Colorado Permanente Physician’s Group (CPMG) and Kaiser Permanente.  I completed medical school at…

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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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