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


Smog Caused By O&G Targeted By New EPA Guidelines

On October 20, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized its new Control Techniques Guidelines (CTGs) relating to smog forming pollution from the oil and gas…

reclamation funds

Reclamation Funds Add Protection For Taxpayers

Reclamation funds are moneys set aside specifically to reclaim oil and gas drilling operations. Reclamation funds often pay to plug wells, restore the surface and…

Lummi totem pole to visit Standing Rock Sioux Tribe protest

WORC supports Standing Rock Sioux Tribe protest

Chair of WORC Nancy Hartenhoff-Crooks released the following statement today supporting the ongoing protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe:…