Colorado flooding triggers oil spills, shutdowns

Associated Press
Colorado flooding triggers oil spills, shutdowns

In this Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 photo, an oil well pump site is reflected in flood waters near Greeley, Colo. Colorado’s floods shut down hundreds of natural gas and oil wells, spilled oil from one tank and sent inspectors into the field looking for more pollution. Besides the environmental impact, flood damage to roads, railroads and other infrastructure will affect the region’s energy production for months to come.  Analysts warn that images of flooded wellheads will increase public pressure to impose restrictions on drilling techniques such as fracking.(AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

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