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Extraction Oil and Gas under investigation by state regulators for air quality violations in Weld County Times-Call 10/6

Extraction Oil and Gas under investigation by state regulators for air quality violations in Weld County By Amelia Arvesen Times-Call (Longmont) 10/6/17 If you are concerned that the currently proposed amended Extraction MOU prevents these past violations… The article reports on VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) emissions violations by Extraction in Weld County in 2015 and the ongoing investigation being…

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These Suburbanites May Have No Fracking Choice- Bloomberg News Feature on Forced Pooling in Broomfield

These Suburbanites May Have No Fracking Choice By Catherine Traywick, Bloomberg News  10/3/17 Catherine Traywick of the Bloomberg News DC Office began speaking with Broomfield residents and others during her visit to Denver at the end of August.  Through a site visit and follow-up phone calls, she had the opportunity to explore many aspects of the proposed oil and…

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The Importance of Question 301

I am more convinced than ever that we need to pass Question 301 to protect the health and safety of Broomfield residents! We need to take bold steps to protect our neighbors and ourselves. Question 301 is a proposed amendment to the Broomfield City Charter that would require any decision about oil and gas development to consider the negative…

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“Battle brewing over oil and gas ballot measure in Broomfield” Broomfield Enterprise

“Battle Brewing Over Oil and Gas Ballot Measure in Broomfield:  Measure would prioritize ‘health, safety’ of residents’” By Jennifer Rios  Broomfield Enterprise 10/1/17 “A group of Broomfield residents have announced they are forming an organization that opposes the Home Charter amendment that will be up for a vote in Broomfield’s November municipal election. An issue committee, ‘Vote No on…

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Protests of New Extraction Proposal Begin As Oil and Gas Chapter Is Approved

After six months of research and deliberation by the twelve members and two alternates on the Oil and Gas Comprehensive Plan Update Committee, City Council approved the addition of the Committee’s Oil and Gas Chapter to the Broomfield Comprehensive Plan at the September 26 meeting.  While Council recognized that work would need to continue on amendments to the Chapter…

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ACCDAN Releases Letter to Broomfield Council on New Extraction Proposal

Adams County Communities for Drilling Accountability Now (ACCDAN) has released a letter to Broomfield City Council in response to the new Extraction proposal that is next to their communities. Please see their letter in its original PDF format here. September 26, 2017 www.accdan.org Dear City and County of Broomfield Elected Officials and Staff, My name is Jennifer Gamble of 2280 E. 138th…

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No MOU Please.

It’s September 2017, and I feel like we are watching a bad re-run of Broomfield City Council Shenanigans from August 2013: again engaged with an Oil and Gas Operator and again attempting to lock us into an agreement prior to an election where the citizens have a chance to influence Oil and Gas development in our county. In August…

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Extraction’s New Proposal Reviewed at the Sept 19 Council Study Session: Unacceptable or A Step Forward?

At a four-hour City Council Study Session on Tuesday, September 19, City Council reviewed the new oil and gas development proposal of Extraction Oil and Gas as negotiated by City Staff.  The session included an overview by Staff and comments and questions by Council members.  Study sessions do not allow for citizen comments, but one citizen loudly expressed her…

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Our City, Our Time to March!

Another fun filled Broomfield Days is just around the corner, and I think I am anticipating this one more than my ever-growing daughter!  As my daughter is getting older, I have such fond memories of her watching the parade, excitedly chasing after all the candy as well as marching in the parade excitedly tossing the candy! With the smell…

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What are the Broomfield Economic Benefits?

There has been a lot of debate lately about the potential negative impacts of hydraulic fracturing in densely populated Broomfield residential neighborhoods.  Between discussions on air quality, noise regulation, overall risk tolerance, and setbacks, we could discuss the endless competing views on a national/state level for weeks on end. The truth of the matter likely falls somewhere in between…

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