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Protests of New Extraction Proposal Begin As Oil and Gas Chapter Is Approved

After six months of research and deliberation by the twelve members and two alternates on the Oil and Gas Comprehensive Plan Update Committee, City Council approved the addition of the Committee’s Oil and Gas Chapter to the Broomfield Comprehensive Plan at the September 26 meeting.  While Council recognized that work would need to continue on amendments to the Chapter…

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ACCDAN Releases Letter to Broomfield Council on New Extraction Proposal

Adams County Communities for Drilling Accountability Now (ACCDAN) has released a letter to Broomfield City Council in response to the new Extraction proposal that is next to their communities. Please see their letter in its original PDF format here. September 26, 2017 www.accdan.org Dear City and County of Broomfield Elected Officials and Staff, My name is Jennifer Gamble of 2280 E. 138th…

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No MOU Please.

It’s September 2017, and I feel like we are watching a bad re-run of Broomfield City Council Shenanigans from August 2013: again engaged with an Oil and Gas Operator and again attempting to lock us into an agreement prior to an election where the citizens have a chance to influence Oil and Gas development in our county. In August…

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Extraction’s New Proposal Reviewed at the Sept 19 Council Study Session: Unacceptable or A Step Forward?

At a four-hour City Council Study Session on Tuesday, September 19, City Council reviewed the new oil and gas development proposal of Extraction Oil and Gas as negotiated by City Staff.  The session included an overview by Staff and comments and questions by Council members.  Study sessions do not allow for citizen comments, but one citizen loudly expressed her…

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Our City, Our Time to March!

Another fun filled Broomfield Days is just around the corner, and I think I am anticipating this one more than my ever-growing daughter!  As my daughter is getting older, I have such fond memories of her watching the parade, excitedly chasing after all the candy as well as marching in the parade excitedly tossing the candy! With the smell…

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What are the Broomfield Economic Benefits?

There has been a lot of debate lately about the potential negative impacts of hydraulic fracturing in densely populated Broomfield residential neighborhoods.  Between discussions on air quality, noise regulation, overall risk tolerance, and setbacks, we could discuss the endless competing views on a national/state level for weeks on end. The truth of the matter likely falls somewhere in between…

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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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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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