When the oil and gas industry shows up in a community, citizens and local governments are often caught off guard.
In these hard economic times, promises of huge lease bonuses or taxes to fund local government coffers can sound extremely appealing.
But the reality of development is often quite different. And citizens and local governments are too often left wishing they had done more to protect their land, environment, health and communities -- starting from the moment the industry first arrived.
Earthworks' Oil and Gas Accountability Project works with citizens and communities to help them
- better understand the potential ramifications of oil and gas development,
- think about alternatives to oil and gas drilling, and
- generate citizen support to improve oil and gas regulations and industry practices.
To contact us directly for help, call the Earthworks' Oil & Gas Accountability office at 970-259-3353, or email us at email@example.com.