State Says Fracking Operations not Impacted by Flooding By Bente Birkeland • Oct 3, 2013 TweetShareGoogle+Email During a hearing on water issues late last week, state officials said they’ve inspected 70 percent of the oil and gas wells damaged by recent flooding. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol. Listen Listening... / 1:25 Tags: Energyoil & gasColoradoFloodnewsroomCapitol CoverageTweetShareGoogle+Email Related Content Flooding Fuels Fracking Debate By Bente Birkeland • Sep 27, 2013 Bente Birkeland 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 September's devastating flooding. There's renewed attention on the fight over fracking thanks to Colorado's flooding. Recent figures show that 12 spills have polluted the South Platte with 37,000 gallons of oil.