Common Ground: Land

Added on: February 10, 2014

Oil and natural gas operations coexist with other land uses. A company may lease several thousand acres, but only a small percentage is actually disturbed, leaving the land available for wildlife, recreation, farming, ranching and other uses. 

Western Energy Alliance, founded in 1974 as the Independent Petroleum Association of Mountain States, is a non-profit trade association representing more than 480 companies engaged in all aspects of environmentally responsible exploration and production of oil and natural gas in the West.  More information about Western Energy Alliance is available at

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