Oil and Gas Development

Under the law of the State of Colorado, local governments cannot prohibit oil and gas development within their jurisdiction, nor can local governments prohibit hydraulic fracturing. The Colorado Supreme Court has held that most regulatory aspects of oil and gas development are preempted by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) and beyond the authority of local governments. The city's goal is to develop strategy and legally permissible tools that best reflect Broomfield's community values. In order to accomplish the best outcome, Broomfield will work with the community as well as work with any current operators in the city and COGCC. This web page is to inform residents of upcoming meetings, past actions, resources and maps of current well sites. 
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City and County of Broomfield Letter to Residents
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Comprehensive Planning Update Committee
Oil and Gas Activities Update

March 23, 2017
6 to 9 p.m.  
Bal Swan Conference Room 
George Di Ciero City and County Building
 One DesCombes Drive
Broomfield, CO 80020



Recent Events


At the February 28 City Council meeting, Broomfield City Councilmembers voted to indefinitely postpone a vote on an oil and gas moratorium. 

The 12 member Broomfield Comprehensive Planning Update Committee to address oil & gas issues was also appointed at the council meeting and they will begin meeting this month. 

Extraction Oil & Gas Proposal

Oil and Gas Drilling History

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