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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Western Colorado Congress shared Wilderness Workshop's video.

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Our friends in the Roaring Fork Valley are asking for our support in their efforts to protect public lands south of I-70 and in the Thompson Divide. Sign on to their letter to Congress to let the BLM do their job and make a decision on the 65 contested oil and gas leases: bit.ly/29VTWClbit
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ONE MORE DAY! SIGN AN OPEN LETTER to Congress in response to last week’s meeting in the House Committee on Natural Resources by visiting www.wildernessworkshop.org/openletter. Sign your name to a public letter we are submitting to Congress to let them know we do not want drilling here! Let the BLM do their job! The deadline is Wednesday, July 20. Please get your name on this, folks, and be heard.

Posted 07/20/16

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Dolly ValladraesWhat a shame. Money will always win over the well being of people.

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Western Colorado Congress shared their event.

Two great conservation events coming up! Tomorrow WCC and the Western Slope Conservation Center will be leading a hike to Jumbo Mountain to discusses multi-use recreation planning & ecosystem health. RSVP below.

Can make the hike? Join us for a beer & conversation tonight at 2 Rascals Brewing in Montrose from 5-7 pm for a conservation happy hour!
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Jumbo Mountain Hike

July 14, 2016, 7:30am

Paonia, CO

Part of our Uncompahgre Field Office hike series, join us for an early morning hike on Jumbo Mountain. We will be focusing on travel and trail issues and discussing how we can create a multi-use trail system while protecting the ecosystem. Jumbo Mountain Hike in Paonia, meet at Don's Super Market on 2nd Street in Paonia at 7:30 a.m. for carpool, at trail-head by 8 a.m. Please bring water, good hiking shoes, hats and sun block. We know it's hot out there and will have cold drinks waiting at the end of the trail! All of our hikes are free and open to the public. Please just RSVP to Emily at emily@wccongress.org or 970-256-7650.

Posted 07/13/16

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Residents of Battlement Mesa took their concerns to the streets of Glenwood Springs last fall. (Peggy Tibbetts photo)

Residents of Battlement Mesa took their concerns to the streets of Glenwood Springs last fall. (Peggy Tibbetts photo)

Battlement Mesa residents win right to speak at COGCC hearing

Battlement Concerned Citizens and the Grand Valley Citizens Alliance have won the right to speak before the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission on two permits that would allow 53 natural gas wells to be drilled within their community.

“We applaud the COGCC for recognizing the right of impacted people to speak and provide testimony on a project that will drastically impact our lives for many years to come,” said Dave Devanney, chair of the Battlement Concerned Citizens.

The hearing on the Battlement Mesa permits is currently scheduled for July 18- 20 in Glenwood Springs.

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Western Colorado Congress

134 North Sixth Street 
P.O. Box 1931
Grand Junction, CO 81502
(970) 256-7650 ph; (970) 245-0686 fax