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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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3 Ways to Ask the Council Candidates Your Oil and Gas Questions at the Oct. 11 Forum!

There is a City Council Candidate Forum on Wed, Oct. 11 from 6 pm to 9 pm in City Council Chambers. It is sponsored by the League of Women Voters, the Broomfield Chamber of Commerce, and the Broomfield Enterprise. This is a great opportunity to call attention to oil and gas issues in Broomfield and hear the candidates’ responses….

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Bring a Friend and Voice your Concerns at Two Key Upcoming Community Meetings!

Mark your calendar and grab a friend or neighbor! These two important meetings need your attention . . . and your attendance! Broomfield City and County Council Meeting October 10, 2017 6 pm, Meetings are open to the public and are held at The George Di Ciero City and County Building, 1 DesCombes Drive. Our understanding, based on what…

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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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