Floods Close Some Oil and Natural Gas Wells
KREX News Room
DENVER, Colo. - As Colorado starts cleaning up following major floods on the Front Range, some people are worried about the status of oil and natural gas wells in the northeast.
According to KDVR, many of the oil and natural gas drills are scattered across the plains in Weld and Larimer counties were flooded.
On Monday the President and CEO of the Colorado Oil & Gas Association said that all impacted wells have been closed off or shut down, and are not producing any oil and gas product of any kind.
The Daily Camera reports that anti-fracking activists are documenting flooded drilling sites and allegedly found hundreds of wells that were flooded.
Activists say the public needs to know, immediately, what is leaking, and needs a full detailed report of the chemicals used in fracking water because it's washing across agricultural land and into the waterways.