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.

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Colorado Oil and Gas Activists Hopeful, Despite Ballot Defeat

Voters in Colorado may have given the state its best opportunity in decades to take on an entrenched oil and gas industry. Written by Emily…

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WORC Asks Court to Stop Secretive RPC from Giving Fossil Fuel Industry Illegal Influence over Federal Mineral Extraction

WORC and Democracy Forward Demand End to Closed Door Meetings that Develop Policies Harmful to Western Ranchers, Landowners and Communities. Today, Western Organization of Resource…

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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…