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Where Do We Go from Here?

At the Broomfield City Council Meeting on Oct 24th, after hearing 80+ speakers and multiple motions, the Amended Agreement with Extraction was ultimately approved 6 to 4. City Council agreed to 84 wells: 19 at Livingston (SW corner of Sheridan and Lowell) and 65 along the NW Pkwy between Sheridan and United. Those for approving the Amended Agreement cited…

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Broomfield Enterprise Editorial: Yes on Broomfield’s 301

Listed below is the text from the 10/26/17 Broomfield Enterprise editorial, “Editorial: Yes on Broomfield’s 301.”  http://www.broomfieldenterprise.com/news/ci_31405819/editorial-yes-broomfields-301 “It is a measure of the oil and gas industry’s faith in its domination of Colorado politics that an industry spokesman would lecture a municipality — in the most recent case, Lafayette — that trying to protect its citizens from the health and safety risks…

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Accidental activists: Battling a gusher of oil and gas money, Broomfield seniors press their case against residential fracking

In an Op-Ed by Dave Krieger in The Daily Camera, he states, ” If these are ‘environmental extremists,’ they have excellent cover stories.”  His interview includes Broomfield residents Judy Kelly, Ron Segal, Neil Allaire and Lois Vanderkooi who all support voting YES on 301. You can read the entire text here: http://www.dailycamera.com/columnists/ci_31409090/dave-krieger-accidental-activists

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Broomfield city, county and council members subject of lawsuit

“Broomfield City, County and Council Members Subject of Lawsuit: Group alleges violation of open meetings, conflict of interest”  By Jennifer Rios  Broomfield Enterprise 10/27/17 In this Broomfield Enterprise article, Jennifer Rios describes the lawsuit filed by five citizens and The Broomfield Way.  Read the article here. The lawsuit was mentioned at the 10/24 Council meeting on the Amended Agreement…

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“Broomfield Voting on Controversial Oil and Gas Measure” Fox31

“Broomfield Voting on Controversial Oil and Gas Measure”  By Joe St. George, Fox31 News Denver This Fox31 news segment on Ballot Measure 301 includes statements supporting YES on 301 by Broomfield residents Heidi Henkel and Cristen Logan.  It also includes statements against 301 by Council Member Greg Stokes and the Colorado Oil and Gas Association, as well as citing…

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Amended Agreement for 84 Wells Passes by 6-4 Vote: Mayor Squashes Pumpkin To Delay Vote

Broomfield City Council passed Resolution No 2017-186 with a 6-4 vote in favor of the Amended Agreement with Extraction Oil and Gas.  Four hours of citizen comments preceded the vote, including 47 citizen comments against passing the Amended Agreement and 32 citizen comments for passing the Amended Agreement.  You can find the document here and can watch the entire meeting…

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Concerned Citizen Petition

Laurie Anderson, a concerned Broomfield citizen, created a petition asking local citizens to pressure the Broomfield City Council. She argues that the work of the Comprehensive Planning committee is not done, and that approving the Extraction MOU at tonight’s City Council meeting would be “a violation of citizen trust that must be rectified by seeing this Comprehensive Plan process through…

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Crunch Time: Write to Council Now or Speak October 24 on the Amended Agreement with Extraction

The scheduled Amended Agreement vote on October 24 is extremely important to our future as residents in Broomfield.  If this Amended Agreement is passed, it will grandfather this Amended Agreement with Extraction before many unresolved matters have been finalized, including ordinances resulting from the Task Force work.  This document seeks to identify some of the concerns that I have. …

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