The human toll of the floods—as well as widespread damage to roads, bridges, and communities—has dominated headlines, but as Grist's John Upton has documented, the impact on the state's fracking and oil infrastructure has gone widely ignored by media outlets.
As Upton reports:
Fracking infrastructure has been inundated and its toxic contents have spilled out. Pipelines that transport fossil fuels are sagging and snapping under pressure. Tanks that store chemicals and polluted water are being overwhelmed and toppling over. Oil and gas wells are flooding.