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Update on State (COGCC) Permitting for Oil and Gas Development in Broomfield

We are continuing to monitor the oil and gas permitting process at the State (COGCC) in order to ensure that Broomfield residents have the opportunity to express their concerns there.  Upcoming items related to the COGCC include: – Extraction’s Form 2 and 2A permits for wells sited in Broomfield – the January 29 COGCC hearings – new procedures to…

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“New anti-fracking group buds in Lafayette, adding to list of local activists” The Daily Camera

By Amelia Arvesen, The Daily Camera 1/14 This article introduces a variety of citizen groups in the area which are active regarding neighborhood oil and gas development. Groups expressing concern about neighborhood drilling include: -Together Against Neighborhood Drilling (fighting an Extraction/8 North proposal near Pioneer Elementary School) – Boulder County Protectors – East Boulder County United – Our Health,…

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Staff and Citizens Agree that Extraction’s Comprehensive Drilling Plan Has Many Deficiencies; Council Will Hold Executive Session on 301

Who could have predicted that the least contentious item during the Jan. 9 City Council meeting would be Item 13b “Update on Oil and Gas Issues?”  After hearing about a dozen critical citizen comments regarding Extraction’s Comprehensive Drilling Plan (CDP) submitted on December 15, Broomfield Special Counsel Tami Yellico stated that the Staff had already noted many of the…

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“Colorado oil-gas regulators delay decisions on rules for pipelines” The Denver Post 1/9

At the Jan. 9 Broomfield City Council meeting, Special Counsel Tami Yellico reported that regional groups would meet with the COGCC staff again next week, as the COGCC delayed its decision on new flowline regulations until Feb. 13.  Along with Ms. Yellico, North Metro Fire District Deputy Chief of Operations Jeff Bybee and Special Consulting Attorney Elizabeth Paranhos presented…

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What’s Ahead for 2018

What’s ahead in 2018 for those of us concerned about oil and gas development in Broomfield? Before looking ahead, please remember to congratulate yourself and each other for what we have already accomplished.  Our achievements have only been successful because of the contributions of everyone in the community.  Our tremendous efforts in 2017 laid an excellent foundation for the…

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Please Attend COGCC Rulemaking on Flowlines on Jan. 8 & 9 and State Your Support for Local Government Input

The COGCC again appears headed down the path of listening to industry and not local governments or citizens.  Please consider attending the COGCC rulemaking on Jan. 8 and 9 to make sure that does not happen. As a result of the Firestone explosion that tragically took two lives, the State (COGCC) has been working on new flowline rules. It will…

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“A Real Problem Here:” No State Money to Protect the Health and Safety of Broomfield Citizens

On Dec. 11 as we once again waited patiently to bring our Broomfield oil and gas development concerns to the attention of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC), the drone of the usual staff reports began.  However, the conversation quickly elevated to an incredulous tone as Bob Randall, the executive director for the Colorado Department of Natural…

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Submit Your Comments on Extraction’s Comprehensive Drilling Plan for the Livingston and Interchange B Pads by Jan. 20

Broomfield residents have shown that they have the dedication and knowledge to provide meaningful contributions to the discussions on oil and gas development in Broomfield.  In recognition of that tremendous effort, you are invited to once again share your concerns with the City. On December 15, Extraction Oil and Gas submitted its Comprehensive Drilling Plan (CDP) and Form 2…

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Late Influx of Oil & Gas Industry $$ Could Not Suppress the Will of Broomfield Citizens

As the citizens of Broomfield began to mobilize their grassroots effort to protect the health and safety of Broomfield residents in the summer of 2017, they were confident that the concerns of Broomfield voters would prevail.  However, the oil and gas industry quickly poured over $300,000 into the campaign to oppose the measure, as reported in the first campaign…

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“Ballot proposal to expand Colorado’s oil and gas buffer zones is filed” Denver Business Journal 12/21

“Ballot proposal to expand Colorado’s oil and gas buffer zones is filed” By Cathy Proctor, Denver Business Journal 12/21/17 “Colorado Rising, an organization focused on expanding Colorado’s existing buffer zones around oil and gas fracking operations, said it’s filed a new ballot initiative with state officials. The group said its proposal calls for a ‘2,500 foot buffer zones between…

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