Sign a Petition and Attend Council on April 24: Ask the City to Put Health and Safety First in the Critical Oil and Gas Regulations and CDP

Are you one of many Broomfield residents who still have health and safety concerns about the City’s proposed oil and gas regulations and Extraction’s Comprehensive Drilling Plan (CDP) for their 84 well development?  Here are two ways to take action by Tuesday, April 24:

1) Sign a petition by Tuesday at 4 p.m.  It is sponsored by Broomfield 301 Health and Safety First to “request that the City of Broomfield uphold Charter Amendment 301 to ensure oil and gas development that does not adversely impact the health, safety, and welfare of Broomfield’s residents.”  There are requested actions steps to be taken by the City related to the oil and gas regulations and the CDP.  You can sign the petition here

2) Attend the City Council meeting on Tuesday, April 24 to express your concerns about the oil and gas regulations being voted on.  Many groups have expressed their concerns to Council about the strength of the regulations, including former Comprehensive Plan Update Committee members, the Broomfield 301 Health and Safety First Committee (see petition) and many residents.  You can read the Broomfield Concerned blog about the April 17 Study Session discussion about the regulations or watch the video of the April 17 Study Session here.

What time should I be at Council on Tuesday, you reasonably ask, as you juggle multiple responsibilities?  Ordinance No. 2067 regarding the first reading and vote on the oil and gas regulations is Item 11f on the agenda.  We are unable to provide a precise time but assume it will be between 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm.  The location is the George Di Ciero City and County Building in Council Chambers.

Item 7c on the Consent Agenda is also related to oil and gas development.  It is the City’s plan to put in turn lanes on Sheridan and Lowell to accommodate the Extraction Livingston Pad traffic.  This will certainly impact those who drive through that intersection, so please email your comments to Council or express your concerns about this during Citizen Comments at the beginning of the meeting.

As always, you can email any of your concerns to Council by using the email list here.