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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Not Just Along for the Ride: Western Colorado Alliance’s Participation in Colorado’s 2018 Legislature Leads to Wins

Colorado's 2018 legislature had more twists and turns than a fun house ride. Legislative report written by Western Colorado Alliance for Community Action Colorado’s 2017-2018…

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Zinke Visits North Dakota But Puts Oil Execs Above Residents Affected by His Rule-Making

Two Dakota Resource Council affiliates invite Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to their areas, but both are ignored. On May 22-23 Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke visited…

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Fruitland stands up for local residents with 1,200-foot oil and gas setbacks

Fruitland, Idaho, clears the air with a city ordinance that sites oil and gas wells almost a ¼ mile from homes and businesses. This Spring,…