Irresponsible oil and gas drilling threatens public health, safety, agriculture, land, water, and air. Millions of acres of land across the West are being disturbed by:

  • pipelines and roads
  • compressor stations
  • transmission lines
  • flares
  • wastewater containment ponds
  • exploding oil trains
  • well pads

Oil and gas development is turning agricultural land into industrial sites, and cities into oil train blast zones. This does not have to be the case.

Oil and gas development can and must be done right, without polluting our land, air, and water or leaving landowners and taxpayers with the costs of cleanup.

WORC and its member groups in Colorado, Idaho, North Dakota, Montana, and Wyoming are organizing to reduce flaring and venting of natural gas, ensure safe and responsible disposal of oilfield waste, and working to make oil trains and oil pipelines safer.

News from Oil and Gas

keystone XL pipeline stopped

Federal court halts Keystone XL pipeline due to weak environmental review

Judge requires Trump Administration to conduct an environmental review that takes climate change and other factors into account. Last night, Judge Brian Morris may have…

methane flare at oil production site

WORC groups take the Trump Administration to court over gutting BLM Methane rule

BLM's Rollback of protections wastes taxpayer-owned resources, endangers public health, and gravely impacts climate change. Last month, WORC groups, along with a coalition of seventeen…

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WORC speaks out against Royalty Policy Committee’s lack of transparency and creating rules outside of its jurisdiction.

WORC members outline multiple areas of concern and possible illegality associated with the Royalty Policy Committee. On September 13th, 2018, Ryan Zinke's industry-stacked Royalty Policy…