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Martinez v. COGCC: A Summary

On March 23, 2017, the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the plaintiffs in Martinez v. COGCC and charged the COGCC with fostering “responsible, balanced” development, production and use of oil and gas “in a manner consistent with protection of public health, safety, and welfare, including protection of the environment and wildlife resources.” This language elevated the…

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Reflection on Colorado Oil and Gas Association (COGA) End of Session Review Breakfast

At the inaugural Colorado Oil and Gas Association (COGA) End of Session Review Breakfast on 5/12/2017, Senator Dominick Moreno (R-Commerce City) said that contentious issues demand that people “put themselves in uncomfortable places” and be willing to “have hard conversations.”  Since Broomfield Concerned also believes this is important, Jennifer Dulles and I attended the May 12 COGA breakfast held…

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Marble/Saine Energy Summit Announcement

In a 5/16 email, Sen. Marble’s office announced the dates of the energy summits as June 22, July 20, August 24 and September 21. They will take place in Senate Committee Room 352 at the State Capitol from 10 am – 3 pm each day. In the morning session, the focus will be identification and inspection of abandoned flowlines,…

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CCOB Study Session 5/16/2017

Extraction submitted an updated plan to CCOB on 5/15/17. Their plan says they will shift 40 wells out of Broomfield to a location just north in Weld County (referred to as the Coyote Pad) through which they will access Broomfield’s mineral resources. This location is in a landfill. The newly proposed well count in Broomfield would be: Lowell 29…

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Where is the Light at the End of the Tunnel?

Where is the Light at the End of the Tunnel? Nine Months, Many Wins Every week I’m out working with our amazing neighbors fighting hard to help protect our health and safety. We aren’t paid, we aren’t fracktivists, and we aren’t eco-terrorists.  We are residents of the community. We’re educators, business professionals, nurses, engineers, and tradesmen.  We’re concerned for…

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Frustrations Build as Broomfield City Council Votes

In another packed City Council meeting, overflowing into the lobby and the basement of the city and county building, Broomfield residents spoke to their desire to work with Broomfield City Council, while continuing to leave open the possibility of a short-term moratorium on oil and gas development. Many residents wore white, showing solidarity against operator Extraction’s latest plan…

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