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Concerned Citizen Petition

Laurie Anderson, a concerned Broomfield citizen, created a petition asking local citizens to pressure the Broomfield City Council. She argues that the work of the Comprehensive Planning committee is not done, and that approving the Extraction MOU at tonight’s City Council meeting would be “a violation of citizen trust that must be rectified by seeing this Comprehensive Plan process through…

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Crunch Time: Write to Council Now or Speak October 24 on the Amended Agreement with Extraction

The scheduled Amended Agreement vote on October 24 is extremely important to our future as residents in Broomfield.  If this Amended Agreement is passed, it will grandfather this Amended Agreement with Extraction before many unresolved matters have been finalized, including ordinances resulting from the Task Force work.  This document seeks to identify some of the concerns that I have. …

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301: Consider what comes in mail, is on TV

by Michael Kohut (see publication note below)   The laws that guide the oil and gas industry were established long ago when nobody was looking and few cared. They were established by an industry that is now essentially in charge of policing itself (the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, or the COGCC).   COGCC Director, Matt Lepore, freely…

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Latest Changes to Extraction Proposal Will Be Discussed at Oct. 17 Study Session

Additional negotiated changes between the City and Extraction will be discussed during a Council Study Session on Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 6 p.m. in City Council Chambers.  They are described under “Current Status of Negotiations” starting on page 4 of the City’s summary, which is available here.  You can find a map of the proposal here. Citizens are usually…

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Former Mayor Pat Quinn & State Representative Matt Gray Endorse Amendment 301 for Health & Safety First

“Broomfield voters should support 301 and make oil and gas development safer” The Denver Post 10/13/17 State Representative Matt Gray and Pat Quinn, former Broomfield mayor and current Oil and Gas Update Committee member, state in their Denver Post op-ed, “We support the residents of Broomfield in their efforts to amend our Home Rule Charter through Ballot Question 301,…

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Twists and Turns in Council MOU Negotiations with Extraction

  In presenting an “Update on Staff Negotiations with Extraction Oil and Gas, LLC” at the October 10 City Council meeting, City Manager Ozaki announced that he planned to use a “unique negotiating process” where Council Members and Staff could ask Extraction representatives direct questions during the meeting.  What was expected to be an evening with a unique format…

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A Maze of Confusion

Are you confused?  Join the rest of us! Broomfield Concerned’s frequent tag line is “Are you concerned?”  Then we typically share what we know to “inform” and “educate.” While our goal is to get answers where we can, and to share them with you, sometimes answers are elusive. Even those of us paying exceptionally close attention sometimes lack the…

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