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Western Colorado Congress (WCC) is an alliance for community action empowering people to protect and enhance their quality of life in Western Colorado since 1980. WCC members are currently working on a number of issues including local foods & agriculture, public lands management, and the impacts of developing oil & gas and uranium resources.

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Susan Justiceunder impression it was on Sat. a first ...this is the DAY and where is the celebration?

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More Western Colorado voices are being featured in Living With Oil and Gas. This week, Leslie Robinson from WCC's partner group Grand Valley Citizens' Alliance in Garfield County.
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"My name is Leslie Robinson, and I live in Rifle, Colorado. I’ve lived here since 1975, so I was here for the oil shale boom and bust of the 1980’s, and for all the energy booms and busts since. I’m chair of the Grand Valley Citizens Alliance, a group that was formed in 1997 basically to help people deal with the impacts of oil and gas development. We're also a part of Western Colorado Congress, a statewide group that's working on the same issue. The reason I got involved in O&G issues is...well, everyone who lives in Rifle gets involved in it one way or the other. Whether it’s uranium, oil shale, or oil and gas, or mining, it seems like Rifle has always been in the center of the action, impacting our community and our individual lives in big ways." Leslie Robinson Rifle, CO #livingwithoilandgas Take action to prevent flaring, and the waste of a valuable resource: bit.ly/1XopHqn

Posted 04/21/16

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WCC supports new BLM methane regs

On March 1, Western Colorado Congress joined concerned citizens from across the West to speak in favor of strong new rules to reduce wasted natural gas from oil and gas development on public lands.

Each year, oil and gas operations waste enough taxpayer-owned natural gas to heat Denver. If captured, this natural gas would be worth more than $330 million.

WCC members and allies at a BLM hearing in Denver on March 1. In total, 58 people spoke in favor of the rule with only nine speaking against it.

WCC members and allies at a BLM hearing in Denver on March 1. In total, 58 people spoke in favor of the rule with only nine speaking against it.

The new rules were released by the Bureau of Land Management earlier this year and are open for public comment until April 22. Help us end this needless waste. Click here for more info.

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P.O. Box 1931
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