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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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301: Consider what comes in mail, is on TV

by Michael Kohut (see publication note below)   The laws that guide the oil and gas industry were established long ago when nobody was looking and few cared. They were established by an industry that is now essentially in charge of policing itself (the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, or the COGCC).   COGCC Director, Matt Lepore, freely…

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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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