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

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Trump Administration rolls back standard limiting waste of natural gas

BLM follows EPA’s lead, gutting rules that limit dangerous air pollution and wasting a valuable public resource. Yesterday, the Bureau of Land Management announced a…

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It’s Time to Bring Federal Oil and Gas Emissions Control Up to Current Technology

Written by chairman of Western Colorado Alliance for Community Action's Oil and Gas Committee Rodger Steen and reprinted from Grand Junction Sentinel. New Federal methane rules ignore…

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1st Amendment under assault in western states

Northern Plains Chair Becky Mitchell details attacks on 1st Amendment rights by state legislatures around our region. Written by Northern Plains Chair Becky Mitchell.   “Stop.…