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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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Request from the Broomfield Health and Safety First Initiative Committee: Attend Broomfield City Council August 22 for the Ballot Measure

UPDATE TUESDAY, AUGUST 22:  City Council voted unanimously to approve the ballot titling as listed below.  Thank you for your support! On Tuesday, August 22, the Broomfield City Council will set the title language for the November ballot measure that seeks to ensure that citizens’ health, safety and welfare are protected when the City makes oil and gas decisions. This…

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Extraction Memo Objects to Oil and Gas Update Committee Draft Recommendations: What About Evidence of Previous COGCC Uncertainty with Setbacks?

In an 8/3 memo to the Oil and Gas Update Committee and City officials regarding the Oil and Gas Update Committee Draft Recommendations, Chandler Newhall of Extraction Oil and Gas detailed “a number of concerns as to the technical and economic feasibility, and legality of the recommendations as currently written.”  He referred to the “in‐depth technical knowledge” at the…

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Proposed Charter Amendment to Include Health and Safety on Oil and Gas Has Sufficient Signatures for November Ballot

On 8/14, Broomfield County Clerk Jim Candelarie informed Broomfield Health and Safety First that they had submitted sufficient signatures to move forward with their proposed charter amendment.  The initiative needed 2,435 signatures to be approved for the November ballot and the Broomfield County Clerk accepted 2,847 of the signatures submitted for the initiative. The Broomfield Health and Safety First…

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City Council Unanimous in Support of Protesting Spacing Unit Applications

UPDATE 8/22:  City Attorney Tuthill confirmed at the 8/22 Study Session that he has been working with Special Counsel Phil Barber to file the City’s protests of Extraction’s spacing unit applications before the 8/28 COGCC deadline. At the 8/8 City Council Study Session, City Council members were unanimous in their support of protesting the Crestone and Extraction spacing unit…

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