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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Sec. Ryan Zinke oversees roll back of standard limiting waste of taxpayer-owned natural gas

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is showing his lack of concern for the well-being of Montanans. He is seeing to it that the oil and gas…

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Methane Waste Prevention Rule delay ends

Late in the evening, on February 22, a U.S. District Court in California halted the Interior Department’s one-year suspension of the Bureau of Land Management’s…

Opposition Dominates Hearing on Davis Oil Refinery Near Park

On January 17, Dakota Resource Council (DRC) members participated in a hearing in Dickinson to oppose the air quality permit for the proposed Davis Oil…