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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Methane Rules Supported by WORC in Lawsuit

WORC and a coalition of health, community, environmental groups are intervening in a lawsuit to defend new methane rules that would prevent the waste of…

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Final BLM Methane Rules Stronger Than Expected

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) recently released its final rule addressing the waste of natural gas via flaring, venting, and leaks. Since 2013, the…

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Natural Gas Waste Standards Targeted by Industry and States

WORC teamed with 14 national, regional, tribal and local public health and environmental groups representing millions of Americans to take legal steps to defend new…