AWG Resources

Intermountain Oil & Gas BMP Project

A searchable database of Best Management Practices (BMPs) for oil and gas development in the Intermountain West. BMPs are state-of-the-art mitigation measures applied to oil and natural gas drilling and production to help ensure that energy development is conducted in an environmentally responsible manner.

Memorada of Understanding (MOUs)

The MOU webpage of the AWG-affiliate Intermountain Oil and Gas BMP Project describes Local Government – Operator agreements that address how oil and gas will be developed in local areas.  The website provides links to searchable databases of the agreements and the best management practices (BMPs) incorporated in those agreements and to a stakeholder assessment of MOU processes.

LawAtlas Comparative Legal Database

Learn how regulations related to oil and gas match up from state to state. This collection of datasets and maps includes water quality, water quantity, and air quality statutes and regulations of four federal agencies (Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Forest Service, and the Environmental Protection Agency), 17 states (Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Illinois, Louisiana, Montana, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, and Wyoming).

Look under the “Environmental Health” topic for O&G.

AirWaterGas Ignite Talks

Project researchers explain their work in five-minute videos!

Sourcewater Guide

This report is intended for water providers and community members interested in learning more about regulatory and non-regulatory measures to protect water quality in areas of oil and gas development. 

Resources on Monitoring Well Water Quality

Resources on the AWG-affiliate Colorado Water and Energy Resource Center website are designed to help water well owners in areas of oil and gas development establish a reliable baseline of their water quality and quantity.