- Possible Agreement with Extraction/ Civitas Leaves Residents Wondering “What’s In It for Broomfield?” 2021-12-11 - Broomfield Council to Vote on Renegotiating the MOU with Extraction on Tuesday, December 14th. An item was placed on the agenda for the Tuesday, December 14th City Council Meeting that surprised even the most engaged residents who closely follow oil and gas issues. Staff presented a renegotiated agreement titled “Conclusion of Operations Agreement with Extraction Oil and Gas” with Civitas (formally known as Extraction Oil and Gas) for the Council to vote on. Here are the key points of this agreement: Perceived Benefits to Broomfield: This agreement would reduce the guaranteed well count from 84 to 65. There are questions...
- Broomfield Plans Informational Oil and Gas Update Meeting for Thursday, April 29th 2021-04-26 - After months without having an Oil and Gas update during a City Council Meeting, the City scheduled a meeting to update the public on all things happening with Oil and Gas in Broomfield. Have you wondered what has been happening with Oil and Gas Issues in Broomfield? As it turns out, there has been a lot going on so the City scheduled an exclusive oil and gas update for the public this Thursday, April 29th at 6:00PM. Topics Include: A General Update on Oil and Gas Topics. An update on the remediation of the plugged and abandoned Davis-43 well in...
- 2000 Foot Setbacks Gain Traction 2020-09-18 - Groups that championed SB-181 are requesting that people write to Governor Jared Polis and the COGCC in support of a 2000 foot setback for oil and gas operations without the ability to apply for variances. Please send your message today and click here to sign a petition.
- As Broomfield Board of Health Looks to Critical Vote on Wednesday, Extraction Forges Ahead With Plans to Enter Flowback on Livingston Pad in Coming Days 2020-04-08 - Extraction Oil and Gas Plans Leave City Without Air Quality Equipment in Place and Lacking Public Health Order Meant to Protect Residents from Flowback Operations During the Covid-19 Epidemic In a lengthy meeting Tuesday night, Broomfield City Council members, acting as Broomfield’s Board of Health (BOH), took to the public phone lines and Channel 8 to express their apologies to residents for their lack of action on a Public Health Order. The statements of each member in their Board of Health capacity oftentimes appeared to echo statements from City Council meetings of years past with apologies that the public health...
- Take Action: Protect Air Quality During A Respiratory Pandemic 2020-03-17 - We are living in the midst of a global pandemic present in our state and our communities. This pandemic, COVID-19, results in respiratory illness as well as respiratory distress, including death, at alarmingly high rates. As a result, we ask that all extraction activities known to release harmful VOCs and air pollution, be ceased, without exception, including those operations at extraction oil and gas facilities throughout Broomfield. Please join us in signing and sharing this important call to action.
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- Call and Write Our Elected Officials and the State Regulatory Agencies
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