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Please Attend the State (COGCC) Hearings on Monday, December 11

Way to go, Broomfield!  Yes, Broomfield, be proud that things may be moving in a positive direction after the Nov. 7 local elections!  And thank you for your tremendous turnout at the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) hearings on Oct. 30 and 31 to express your concerns related to the Extraction Spacing Unit Applications. However, we still…

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Crestone sues Erie in bid to have town’s odor ordinance ruled unconstitutional- The Daily Camera Nov. 30

“Crestone sues Erie in bid to have town’s odor ordinance ruled unconstitutional: Denver oil and gas firm says Erie’s ordinance too vague” By Amelia Arvesen 11/30/17 The Daily Camera “Crestone Peak Resources filed a lawsuit Thursday in Weld County seeking to have Erie’s newly enacted odor ordinance ruled unconstitutional. The Denver-based oil and gas company was served its first…

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Broomfield Issues featured on “Gov. Hickenlooper, A Homeowner And A Mineral Rights Holder Hash Out Oil, Gas Issues”

During CPR’s Nov. 29 Colorado Matters monthly interview with Gov. Hickenlooper, these aspects of the Broomfield fight against residential multiwell drilling are featured: – Broomfield 301 comments from Gov. Hickenlooper – the request by Adams County resident Megan Townsend to move the Extraction pads (Northwest A & B) back to the previously planned site across Northwest Parkway (Huron) –…

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“Special report: How the U.S. Government Hid Fracking’s Risks to Drinking Water” Inside Climate News 11/22/17

“Special report: How the U.S. Government Hid Fracking’s Risks to Drinking Water” By Neela Banerjee, Inside Climate News 11/22/17 This in-depth article includes: – conclusions from scientists contracted by the EPA in 2002 that fracking posed some risk to drinking water – how their results were ignored by the EPA in 2004 – how Congress’ Energy Policy Act in…

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Living With Oil & Gas- An Inside Energy Podcast Special

“Living With Oil & Gas- An Inside Energy Podcast Special” By Leigh Paterson for Inside Energy 11/17 This 28-minute podcast features comments from COGCC Director Matt Lepore in response to citizen complaints, from a Firestone neighbor about the tragedy, and from John Dulles at the Oct. 24 Broomfield Council vote on the MOU with Extraction. It also includes a…

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Two council members dropped from portion of suit against city – Broomfield Enterprise Nov. 19

“Two council members dropped from portion of suit against city” By Jennifer Rios   Broomfield Enterprise   11/19/17 “Milender said the portion of the lawsuit about a conflict of interest involving Law-Evans and Taylor still stands, but they were dropped as defendants to streamline the court process.” “The lawsuit, filed Oct. 24 with the 17th Judicial Court,…

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Oil & gas plug site forced to shut down after violation is found near elementary school – Denver 7 Nov. 10

By Oscar Contreras  Denver 7  Nov. 10 “An oil and gas plug site was forced to temporarily shut down its operations after the Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) found it violated safety practices near an elementary school in the Town of Erie. The order to cease operations at Crestone Peak Resources LLC came after an investigation of…

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Industry Phone Survey After Passage of 301

Many Broomfield residents are receiving the phone survey described below after the passage of 301. The caller says the survey is sponsored by Target Point Consulting, whose website states that it has consulted for the American Petroleum Institute. (“Energy API” scrolls on the “Our Work” page at the bottom.)  Industry appears to be continuing to pour money into Colorado…

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