The rising water levels in northeastern Colorado have Colorado’s oil and gas industry taking action. More than 1,000 barrels of oil spilled from flooded tanks during the September 2013 floods. They want to make sure that doesn’t happen again.
Colorado’s proposal to curb air pollutants from oil and gas operations got praise from industry representatives and environmental activists Thursday at its first hearing.
Two new oil spills have been discovered as inspectors continue to survey flooding damage to oil and gas wells in Weld County.
More spills are emerging from a Colorado oil patch ravaged by flooding as soggy conditions continue to hamper attempts to inspect the damage.
State officials say PDC Energy estimates 84,000 gallons of fracking flowback water sprayed out from one of its oil wells after a mechanical problem this week.
An oil well leak has been capped and crews have been cleaning up the green substance that has been oozing from the well north of Windsor but people living nearby are concerned about the impact to their water supply.
People in part of Weld County are worried about what’s coming out of a broken oil well.