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BREAKING NEWS: BROOMFIELD FILES A MOTION IN MUNICIPAL COURT ASKING THE COURTS TO REQUIRE EXTRACTION TO COMPLY WITH THE EMERGENCY NOISE ORDINANCE.

On February 11th the City and County of Broomfield, acting on behalf of its Residents, filed a motion in Broomfield Municipal Court. This motion asks the courts to require Extraction Oil and Gas to immediately comply with the emergency noise ordinance which was effective as of January 22nd, 2020. According to the motion, Extraction Oil and Gas has failed…

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CITY AND COUNTY OF BROOMFIELD REVIEW HEALTH IMPACTS RELATED TO OIL AND GAS IN FEB. 4TH STUDY SESSION.

On February 4th, the City held a Study Session which included an overview of health concerns related to oil and gas development. Below is a summary of what was discussed. The City instituted an Oil and Gas Health Response Program back in November. The data collected from this program will be used for compliance and enforcement, BMP’s, and for…

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City and County of Broomfield Serves Noise Ordinance Citation to Extraction

In breaking news late Friday, the City and County of Broomfield announced that they served Extraction Oil and Gas a citation on February 7, 2020 for violating Broomfield’s noise ordinance the night of February 6, 2020. At a Council meeting on January 14th, after hearing public testimony and receiving a large influx of emails from residents impacted by excessive…

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Residents Experience Burning Eyes and Throats; Question City and Operator on Wednesday Morning Plume

Dr. Susan Phillips Speece, Guest Contributor and Anthem Ranch Resident February 5, 2020 On the morning of February 5, 2020 residents near the Livingston Pad were greeted with an ominous and very frightening sight. Billowing from a single location on the pad was a belching plume of smoke.  As early as 5:30 a.m. residents were calling 911. With the early call…

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City Council to Vote Tonight (1/28/20) for More Resources to Support Noise Ordinance.

UPDATE: This vote passed unanimously at the 1/28/2020 City Council meeting. Broomfield City Council will be taking a vote at the Council Meeting tonight for funding for “completion of a modeling study and for costs associated with adding three stationary monitoring stations” to support the City and County of Broomfield’s noise ordinance which was passed unanimously on January 14….

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The Battle of the Breach

Broomfield Concerned has recently become aware of an exchange between the city of Broomfield and Extraction Oil and Gas. Below is a summary of some of those key documents as well as links to them. As always, reach out to your city council representatives with feedback  (council@broomfieldcitycouncil.org). Part 1: Extraction Responds to the City’s Notification of a Breach with…

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Call to Action: Residents Urged to Write In — and Attend Tuesday City Council Meeting

Vote Planned for Emergency Ordinance to Address Noise from Extraction Operations Author: Jennifer D. In an attempt to address ongoing noise pollution from oil and gas activities within the city, Broomfield’s City Council will take a critical vote on an Emergency Noise Ordinance during Tuesday evening’s city council meeting. If passed, the ordinance would amend the city’s current noise ordinance —…

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Governor Jared Polis “Not Able to Help Us” with Noise Impacts, and Broomfield Emergency Noise Ordinance Coming Forward on Jan 14

If you are a Broomfield Resident who continues to experience noise-related impacts because of oil and gas development near your home, please continue reporting noise impacts to the CCOB and to the COGCC. At the Jan. 7 Council Meeting, Mayor Pro Tem Castriotta reported that Gov. Polis and his Staff stated that they are “not able to help us”…

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Colorado Rising Announces Language for Six Ballot Initiatives for 2020

At 11 am on 1/7/2020, from the back porch of a home in the Anthem Highlands neighborhood with a drilling operation booming in the background, Colorado Rising announced its plan to put another setback measure on the 2020 ballot. A grassroots organization known for its support of proposition 112 from the 2018 election, Colorado Rising is proposing six different…

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Updated Extraction Timeline Suspends Drilling at Four Sites, Prompting Questions

On Monday afternoon, 12/30/2019, the Broomfield City Council received an updated project schedule from Extraction by way of city staff, which was promptly posted online for citizen access. It is assumed the document was provided to city staff directly by Extraction, though it is unclear at this time if it was shared with any additional information. The updated plan finishes drilling…

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