2013 Flooding on the Front Range

Former EPA official sees a lesson in unprecedented floods

September 19, 2013
Former EPA official sees a lesson in unprecedented floods

Thousands of natural gas wells in Weld County remain inundated by floodwater, days after the devastating rains that decimated much of the front range. As of noon today, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission was tracking 10 oil spills in flood-affected areas. Two of those the COGCC classifies as "notable". Both are spills from Anadarko storage tanks, and together have spilled almost 20 thousand gallons of oil into the floodwaters.

Ecoflight flew KDNK’s Ed Williams over Weld County to report on the damage to the fracking infrastructure. Here he talks to Weston Wilson, former EPA official and natural gas expert, about the impact of the floods.

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