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Welcome to the New Year: Broomfield Residents Attend Council Meeting to Request Update on Outstanding Oil and Gas Issues

Fourteen Broomfield residents started the New Year at Council during January 8 Public Comments by “requesting an update on a number of items related to oil and gas development in Broomfield.”  Speaker Jennifer Dulles referred to “similar challenges” that were unfortunately continuing from the previous year.  Most of the speakers referred to a six-page letter that was submitted to…

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Weld County Spill Puts Benzene in Groundwater

High levels of benzene were released into the groundwater in Weld County at the end of December, according to the “Weld County oil and gas spill report for Jan. 6” in The Tribune (Greeley).  The article states, “• KERR MCGEE OIL & GAS ONSHORE LP, reported Dec. 28 a historical tank battery spill about 7 miles northeast of Fort Lupton,…

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“Lafayette may again extend drilling moratorium as Legislature mulls new rules” – The Daily Camera

By Anthony Hahn, The Daily Camera 1/6/19 “Lafayette’s temporary drilling moratorium could soon extend into an 18th month.” “City leaders in the coming weeks are poised to prolong the twice-extended oil and gas stay ahead of its February expiration while a new Democratic Legislature reexamines state regulations. If approved, the embargo would expire in May.” “An extension ‘would be…

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“2019 State, Local Priorities Under Discussion” – Broomfield Enterprise

By Jennifer Rios, Broomfield Enterprise 1/4/19 In the article, citizens are reminded that they can comment on their 2019 priorities for Broomfield by Jan. 11 at 5 p.m. at https://www.broomfieldvoice.com/council-priorities   Then, according to the article, “that feedback will be shared with council members at their annual focus session Jan. 29. At that time, council will discuss those findings and cull…

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“‘This is a wake-up call’: Drilling opponents putting full-court press on Jared Polis to halt new wells in Colorado” – The Denver Post

“’This is a wake-up call’: Drilling opponents putting full-court press on Jared Polis to halt new wells in Colorado: With Democrats in firm control of state government, activists hope for regulatory results in 2019″ By John Aguilar, The Denver Post 1/3/19 The following are excerpts from the Jan. 3 front page Denver Post article focusing on the Jan. 3…

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Your Support is Needed for 2019 Efforts To Challenge Large-Scale Hydraulic Fracturing in Residential Communities

In 2019, many grassroots organizations will continue their vigorous challenges of large-scale hydraulic fracturing in Broomfield and other residential communities.  Interested in helping, but not sure how?  Please donate to one of the groups working on oil and gas issues that need your financial support.  Some groups are involved in education, some are working on legislative change and others…

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Rights of Residents Denied By Actions of Broomfield in Lawsuit: Citizen Blog By Cristen Logan

Citizen Blog by Cristen Logan As a concerned resident of Broomfield, I wanted to take the time to share an opinion on what is happening with the lawsuit two organizations put forward against the City and County of Broomfield. I think that it is important that the community learns more about what is happening in this case because this…

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“Whose House? Our House!” – Legislative Rally on Jan. 3 Sponsored by Denver Indivisible, Broomfield Health and Safety First and Other Neighborhood Groups Across Colorado

Thursday, Jan. 3 from 12 pm MT – 1:30 pm MT Denver’s Civic Center Park, Colfax and Bannock, 80202 Information provided by the organizers of the rally: “There is a rally this Thursday at Civic Center Park from 12:00-1:30 pm, supported by neighborhood groups, 3 impacted citizens, and other speakers who will be rallying behind the Green New Deal…

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“We Won’t Back Down: Action to halt new fracking permits” – Legislative Rally on Jan. 4 Sponsored by Colorado Rising

Event Sponsored by Colorado Rising Friday, January 4, 2019 at 7:45 AM – 9:00 AM MST Colorado State Capitol  200 E Colfax Ave, Ste 136, Denver, CO 80203 Text from Colorado Rising at https://www.facebook.com/events/1954324477949048/ “January 4th is the first day of the CO legislative session and we’re calling on supporters of Prop 112 and the fracking resistance movement to…

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