WORC’s new report, The Flaring Boom, examines the causes and effects of flaring, venting, and leaking of natural gas by examining efforts to curtail these wasteful practices in Alaska, Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming.
“Flaring lowers quality of life in oil-producing communities through increased air pollution, deprives royalty payments to those owning the rights to the natural gas, and contributes to climate change,” said Donald Nelson, a rancher from Keene, N.D., and Chair of WORC’s Oil and Gas Campaign Team.
Nelson has 30 to 40 flares on his ranch. “It’s easy to count them at night,” he said.
Go to WORC's Action Page to tell the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Interior to prevent wasteful methane leaks and flaring and to protect clean air.
A World Trade Organization panel ruled recently that the goal of the U.S. country-of-origin labeling of meat – telling consumers where meat is born, raised and slaughtered – is legal, but the implementing rules treat Canadian and Mexican livestock less favorably than U.S. livestock and are, therefore, a trade barrier.
Now, some members of Congress say the United States should repeal or revise the labeling law, even though we could win an appeal of the WTO ruling.
WORC is urging Congress not to change the labeling law.
You can send a message to your Senators and Representative on WORC’s Action Page.
- Dakota Resource Council, two Field Organizers, Bismarck, North Dakota
- Powder River Basin Resource Council, Community Organizer, Cheyenne, Wyoming area
- Oregon Rural Action, Executive Director, La Grande, Oregon
- Northern Plains Resource Council, Political Organizer/Political Organizing Director, Helena, Montana
- Northern Plains Resource Council, Field Organizer, Billings or Helena, Montana
A snapshot of residents defending their water, land, communities, and families from the harmful effects of booming oil drilling in the Bakken region of northwest North Dakota.
drilling and hydraulic fracturing daily.
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