Holding Your Ground

A Citizen's Guide to Oil and Gas Leases

This guide provides Montanans with the resources they need to stand up against oil and gas development on their favorite public lands. 


With over 460 documented oil and gas spills in Montana since 2015, it’s no surprise that many of our local communities have mobilized to fight leases in their own backyard. HUnfortunately, the oil and gas industry continues to push for development in places where drilling should never occur, including near Glacier National Park, Yellowstone National Park, and in Montana’s High Divide.

Now more than ever, we need to be equipped to stand up against oil and gas development near our communities and in our wild lands. This citizen’s guide helps to educate people about oil and gas drilling’s harms, and provides resources for our neighbors to take action.

Together, we can continue winning victories to protect our wild places, wildlife, and our outdoor heritage.