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Campaign Begins for Oil and Gas Chapter Recommendations at August 29 Study Session

“We are not that far out on a limb,” stated former Broomfield Mayor Patrick Quinn in support of the recommendations in the much-anticipated Oil and Gas Comprehensive Plan Update Committee Chapter which he helped to formulate.  During a four-hour City Council Study Session on August 29, the Oil and Gas Update Committee presented their recommendations followed by questions and…

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Broomfield Spacing Applications Moved to October 30 & 31 COGCC Hearings

All the pending spacing applications in Broomfield have been continued to the October 30 & 31 hearings in Denver.   COGCC admonished Extraction for filing a larger than authorized brief, and continued all spacing applications to October due to the fact that there are already 25 protested matters on the docket, which is too much to address before Sept…

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GREAT NEWS! Broomfield will have a Local Meeting on the Extraction Spacing Unit Applications

GREAT NEWS! Broomfield will have a Local Meeting on the Extraction Spacing Unit Applications! Thank you for signing our BCCN petition that we submitted to the COGCC and thanks to City Special Counsel Tami Yellico for going to the COGCC Hearing in Durango today to support the request of the City. “The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC)…

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Critical Decisions Regarding Oil and Gas Chapter Loom- Please Write Council and Attend on Aug 29

    Critical decisions regarding the Oil and Gas Chapter loom at the August 29 City Council Study Session and your help is needed to ensure the health and safety of Broomfield residents!       Please write to City Council using the email addresses here in order to: request that City Council have their oil and gas counsel present…

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“Broomfield oil and gas initiative is about safety, not scare tactics”

“Broomfield oil and gas initiative is about safety, not scare tactics” Denver Post Letter to the Editor by Cristen Logan and Broomfield Health and Safety First August 28, 2017 at 3:14 pm Re: “Fed-up Colorado towns fight oil and gas ops by making new rules, but industry is ready to fight back,” Aug. 24 news story. With the Health and Safety…

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“Fed-up Colorado towns fight oil and gas ops by making new rules, but industry is ready to fight back” Denver Post 8/24/17

“Fed-up Colorado towns fight oil and gas ops by making new rules, but industry is ready to fight back: At least four towns are ready to go to the mat to control how industry operates within their boundaries” Front page Denver Post By Bruce Finley 8/24/17 Features efforts of Broomfield, Erie, Thornton, and Lafayette The information pertaining to Broomfield,…

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“Broomfield council sets oil, gas ballot item that could codify ‘health and safety’ in charter” Ballot Measure 301

UPDATE 8/30/17 – Ballot Measure will be 301 on the November ballot. “Broomfield council sets oil, gas ballot item that could codify ‘health and safety’ in charter” Broomfield Enterprise By Jennifer Rios 8/23/17 “A ballot item this November will include adding language to Broomfield’s Home Rule Charter concerning oil and gas development. Supporters see the amendment as giving Broomfield…

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Press release – Gov. Hickenlooper announces State’s response following review of oil and gas operations

Gov. Hickenlooper’s press release- The text follows: DENVER — Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced the state’s response following a three month review of oil and gas operations. He called for the review after the deadly home explosion in Firestone last April that killed two people and injured a third. “At the time of the explosion,…

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“Noise is the biggest source of oil and gas complaints in Colorado: Complaints at drill sites near Erie show the difficulty of the conflict” Denver Post 8/20/17

Front Page Denver Post   By John Ingold “In 2010, state regulators fielded 240 complaints. By 2013, that number had risen only to 252. But last year, 419 complaints were filed with the state. Through July of this year, the tally is already higher — 704 complaints. The biggest reason for the jump in those complaints is not concern…

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