Protests of New Extraction Proposal Begin As Oil and Gas Chapter Is Approved

After six months of research and deliberation by the twelve members and two alternates on the Oil and Gas Comprehensive Plan Update Committee, City Council approved the addition of the Committee’s Oil and Gas Chapter to the Broomfield Comprehensive Plan at the September 26 meeting.  While Council recognized that work would need to continue on amendments to the Chapter…

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Extraction’s New Proposal Reviewed at the Sept 19 Council Study Session: Unacceptable or A Step Forward?

At a four-hour City Council Study Session on Tuesday, September 19, City Council reviewed the new oil and gas development proposal of Extraction Oil and Gas as negotiated by City Staff.  The session included an overview by Staff and comments and questions by Council members.  Study sessions do not allow for citizen comments, but one citizen loudly expressed her…

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Campaign Begins for Oil and Gas Chapter Recommendations at August 29 Study Session

“We are not that far out on a limb,” stated former Broomfield Mayor Patrick Quinn in support of the recommendations in the much-anticipated Oil and Gas Comprehensive Plan Update Committee Chapter which he helped to formulate.  During a four-hour City Council Study Session on August 29, the Oil and Gas Update Committee presented their recommendations followed by questions and…

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GREAT NEWS! Broomfield will have a Local Meeting on the Extraction Spacing Unit Applications

GREAT NEWS! Broomfield will have a Local Meeting on the Extraction Spacing Unit Applications! Thank you for signing our BCCN petition that we submitted to the COGCC and thanks to City Special Counsel Tami Yellico for going to the COGCC Hearing in Durango today to support the request of the City. “The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC)…

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Critical Decisions Regarding Oil and Gas Chapter Loom- Please Write Council and Attend on Aug 29

    Critical decisions regarding the Oil and Gas Chapter loom at the August 29 City Council Study Session and your help is needed to ensure the health and safety of Broomfield residents!       Please write to City Council using the email addresses here in order to: request that City Council have their oil and gas counsel present…

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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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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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