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Is the City of Broomfield Really Doing Everything They Can to Protect the Health and Safety of Our Community?

By Laurie Anderson, Broomfield Clean Air and Water On Feb 15, Broomfield Clean Air & Water (BCAW) posted information regarding a viable legal option that local citizens, in conjunction with BCAW, are asking the City to pursue. To date, the City has not added the presentation by Randall Weiner to the City Council Meeting agenda. Residents want this presentation…

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The City’s Draft Oil and Gas Regulations- Cautious or Antiquated?

According to Broomfield’s Director of Strategic Initiatives, Tami Yellico, at the April 3 City Council Study Session, City staff only put forth draft oil and gas regulations that would not immediately be overturned in court.  Council Member Deven Shaff asked, “Did we miss a step?  301 changed that paradigm.”  He later added, “Why would we legitimize laws that we…

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Oil and Gas Draft Regulation Review at April 3 Council Study Session

Broomfield Staff has completed draft oil and gas regulations for Council to review at their April 3 Study Session as item C5 on the agenda.  According to the 42-page document, “Staff would like Council’s direction on the proposed draft regulations.”  Citizens cannot comment at Study Sessions, but this is the beginning of a process which will eventually require Council…

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Please Write: No Explosion Root Cause Means No Drilling Permits or CDP Approval

Are you concerned that the root cause of the Dec. 22 Extraction Stromberger well explosion is not known, yet the COGCC is not going to require further reporting by Extraction and is continuing to review Extraction’s drilling permits?  If so, take two actions… 1) Write the City and ask them to insist on information on the root cause of…

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COGCC Not Requiring Any Additional Reporting for Extraction Stromberger Well Explosion

The State COGCC has told the City that the COGCC will not require any additional reporting from Extraction Oil and Gas regarding their Dec. 22 Stromberger Well Pad explosion.  This is despite the fact that there was no determination of a cause in Extraction’s Feb. 23 report to the COGCC.  The City and citizens have been very vocal in…

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Spotlight on Citizen Comments from CCoB meeting 2/27/2018: Lois Vanderkooi

We’re pleased to spotlight Lois Vanderkooi’s comments from the 2/27/2018 Broomfield City Council meeting. Lois Vanderkooi, PsyD, JD, was a task force member of the Comprehensive Plan update adopted in 2016 and focused on Environmental Stewardship and Community Form and Identity. She became more aware of and invested in community development and sustainability through that work and became a…

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