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Bring Your Concerns About Oil and Gas Regulations to the May 8 Council Meeting

It’s a lot to ask busy Broomfield residents to once again set aside Tuesday night responsibilities and activities, but after two years of oil and gas proposals Broomfield residents know how essential it is to make their concerns known.  Please attend the Tuesday, May 8 City Council meeting for the first reading and vote on the City’s oil and…

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SB 18-230 Modify Laws Drilling Units Pooling Orders Passes House Committee and Headed to House Floor

SB 18-230 Modify Laws Drilling Units Pooling Orders Passes House Committee and Headed to House Floor After two years of working to make changes to forced pooling laws at the Statehouse, Broomfield mineral owners can finally see the first steps in right direction. SB 18-230 Modify Laws Drilling Units Pooling Orders, sponsored by Rep. Lori Saine and Sen. Vicki…

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Forced Pooling Legislation At the Statehouse Week of April 30

Many Broomfield mineral owners have been working to make changes to forced pooling laws at the Statehouse for two years since they began to question if their property rights were supported under the current laws.  There will be action on two forced pooling bills this week at the Statehouse. 1) HB 18-1289 Exempt Local Government School Districts Forced Pooling…

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Protect Health and Safety by Submitting Comments to the City on Extraction’s Revised Comprehensive Drilling Plan by May 4

If you are concerned about health and safety issues surrounding the 84 well Extraction development in Broomfield, the City needs to hear from you by May 4.  On April 17, the City received the third version of Extraction’s Comprehensive Drilling Plan (CDP), a document requiring approval of the City Staff according to Extraction’s October 24 Operator Agreement with the…

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“Drillers head to Wyoming, say Colorado is unfriendly to oil and gas: Regulatory concerns are leading some producers to look elsewhere”

By Aldo Svaldi, The Denver Post 4/26 This front page Denver Post story cites “growing public opposition” along with “capacity constraints in processing and transporting the natural gas produced alongside the more valuable oil” as the reason for the producers either moving out of Colorado or within Colorado to more rural areas. This report was based on statements made…

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“Judge rules part of Thornton’s oil and gas regs violates state, federal law” Denver Business Journal

By Cathy Proctor, Denver Business Journal 4/25 The article covers yesterday’s ruling by an Adams County District Judge that Thorton’s 750-foot setback and gathering line regulations violate state and federal law. It should be noted that Thorton has not passed anything similar to Broomfield Charter Amendment 301. With the passage of 301 on Nov. 7 by 57% in favor,…

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Broomfield 301 Presents Petition with 566 Signatures and COGA Sends Email To The City: Impact Unknown As First Vote on Oil and Gas Regulations Moved to May 8

At the beginning of the April 24 meeting, Council voted unanimously to postpone the first reading of the Oil and Gas Regulations until the May 8 Council Meeting.  Item 11f Ordinance No. 2067 Amending Certain Sections of the Broomfield Municipal Code Concerning Broomfield Oil and Gas Regulations – First Reading had been the subject of much citizen criticism up…

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Sign a Petition and Attend Council on April 24: Ask the City to Put Health and Safety First in the Critical Oil and Gas Regulations and CDP

Are you one of many Broomfield residents who still have health and safety concerns about the City’s proposed oil and gas regulations and Extraction’s Comprehensive Drilling Plan (CDP) for their 84 well development?  Here are two ways to take action by Tuesday, April 24: 1) Sign a petition by Tuesday at 4 p.m.  It is sponsored by Broomfield 301…

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