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

Illegal Permit a Sign of White House Desperate for a KXL Win

Trump’s new Keystone XL permit isn’t just an attack on our clean air, water, and property rights, but also the American democratic system. Reprinted from…

Federal and State Governments Under-Regulate and Under-Enforce Oil and Gas Protections with Dire Consequences

Above: North Dakota farmer Daryl Peterson stands where his field was excavated to remove soil contaminated by a produced water spill. Because of spills like…

1st amendment abuses

Energy Companies and State Legislators Conspire to Limit Free Speech in the West

Critical Infrastructure Bills written by corporate lobbyists to chill the Constitutional Right to protest plague the West during the 2019 legislative season. With the quick…