Neighbors with oil and gas
Ever wonder what it’s like to be neighbors with oil and gas?
Just ask Donny Nelson, a fourth-generation farmer and rancher, who lives at ground zero for oil and gas drilling in North Dakota. “We’ve had oil on our ranch since the fifties,” he says. “And you don’t go out and look at the stars. You sit and look at the skyline lighted up by flares.”
Donny’s story is just one among many, and too often, these stories go unheard. WORC’s new social media project, Living with Oil and Gas, aims to tell those stories.
Living with Oil and Gas shares the experiences–in their own words–of farmers, ranchers, landowners, Native Americans, and community members across the West who live with the impacts of oil and gas development. The project focuses, in particular, on those affected by the venting, flaring, and leaking of methane and other oil and gas air emissions.
To hear more from Donny, and from others like him, follow along with the project on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and on the project’s website.
–Western Organization of Resource Councils
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