Oil and Gas Spills

KVNF Regional News: Monday, March 10, 2014

Mar 10, 2014

Newscast Colorado Highway 65 Closed near DeBeque Snowpack Rising Gas Spills On Private Property – Are Some Landowners Left Out of the Loop?

Colorado is beefing up requirements for reporting oil and gas spills. The new rule would require energy companies to report spills that are over 1 barrel or 42 gallons.

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Bente Birkeland/RMCR

In November, voters in several Front Range communities will consider whether to ban or delay fracking. Many of these same areas are also recovering from Septembers devastating flooding. Theres renewed attention on the fight over fracking thanks to Colorados flooding. Recent figures show that 12 spills have polluted the South Platte with 37,000 gallons of oil. Both sides of the debate were out in full force during a recent community festival for the city of Broomfield. Voters there will decide...

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Ed Williams via EcoFlight/KDNK

Authorities are just beginning to get a feel for just how badly flooding has damaged the vast network of oil natural gas operations on the Front Range. Last week KDNKs Ed Williams flew with EcoFlight over the damaged areas in Weld County, where thousands of oil and gas sites were swamped by the flood water.

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