Broomfield May Impose Moratorium On Oil And Gas Development

By Cathy Proctor, Denver Business Journal |

Broomfield’s city council on Tuesday unanimously approved a proposal to impose a six-month ban on processing applications for oil and gas-related permits in the face of plans by Denver’s Extraction Oil & Gas Inc. to develop up to 141 new wells from four sites within its borders.

Extraction is proposing to put up to 41 wells at one of the sites, up to 40 each at a second and third site and up to 20 wells at a fourth site.