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

People's Lobby Trip 2017

People’s Lobby Trip Up close and personal with the state legislature

A record number of Western Colorado Congress members participated in our People’s Lobby Trip to Denver at the end of February – which was a…

radioactivity limit oil and gas waste

Oil and Gas Wastes are Radioactive! Why Doesn’t the EPA Care?

Highlighting maps created in collaboration with the Western Organization of Research Councils of radioactive oil and gas exploration and production wastes. By Kyle Ferrar, MPH,…

Waste mapping project

WORC Releases Oil and Gas Mapping Project

WORC's newest digital resource, the WORC Oil and Gas Waste Mapping Project, maps the oil and gas waste stream in four Western states: Colorado, Montana,…