Contact acfanohio AT gmail.com to find out ways you can get involved in local initiatives.
“If there’s a world here in a hundred years, it’s going to be saved by tens of millions of little things. The powers-that-be can break up any big thing they want. They can corrupt it or co-opt it from the inside, or they can attack it from the outside. But what are they going to do about 10 million little things? They break up two of them, and three more like them spring up!” — Pete Seeger, 1919-2014, in Yes Magazine, Feb. 1, 2008. Rest in peace, Pete Seeger. 1-28-14
Note: In addition to the thousands of grassroots groups working around the world against fracking, there are also o&g industry lobbying and front groups that work to distort the facts, protect the industry, and influence government at all levels. Some of them even raise money from unwary citizens who think the group’s goal is to protect people from fracking. Food and Water Watch has a list of these insidious industry groups: Who Supports Fracking.
Resources and toolkits:
Center for Biological Diversity‘s newsletter, the Revelator.
Access services, organizing tools, a directory, and one-on-one support to leverage your efforts to protect your community from the harms of oil & gas.
Our Allies, near and far
Buckeye Environmental Network, providing legal support for Wayne fight, ordinance work, Muskingum Water Conservancy water withdrawals legal work, and grassroots organizing. Led effort against opening state lands to drilling and facilitates state fractivist network, currently focused on frackwaste injection and use as de-icer on roads and sidewalks . Please support this essential grassroots organization without which we couldn’t do our work! www.benohio.org
OEFFA (Ohio Ecological Food and Farming Association), including state and Athens Chapter resolutions on fracking
frack-free.rocks: A Living Database on Fracking NEW, July 2016
radioactivewastealert.org: Columbus-based group working on frack waste and landfills
Stop Fracking Ohio facebook page
cecaware.org — Coshocton — check out their live stream radio schedule. Also, John Fenton and Calvin Tillman were featured speakers at a May 17, 2014 event.
Damascus Citizens for Sustainability news headlines, science links, and organizing resource materials
Marcellus Outreach Butler –continually updated chronology of spills and accidents
PopularResistance.org and Stop the Machine: Create a New World on fb — great resources on grassroots efforts around the continent and world.
Catskills Citizens for Safe Energy: great resources
Real NY: an innovative approach to political power and landowner rights
Shaletest (TX-based, Calvin Tillman’s group)
No Pipeline Here a NE Ohio group fighting the Spectra Nexus pipeline
Berks Truth, PA
Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign, a partnership between the Onondaga Nation and Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation. The campaign’s project coordinator, Andy Mager, said on Democracy Now! recently, “Water is the first law of life. And looking through the generations ahead of us and protecting their future and being responsible to that, fracking, of course, impacts water amazingly—millions and millions of gallons of fresh water being used and absolutely contaminated beyond any point of redemption. And so, it’s an attack. It’s an attack on the future lives of our children and everybody else’s children, as well, and life, in general. The laws of nature are such that you will suffer in direct ratio, in direct ratio to your transgressions. Simple as that. And there’s no—and people should understand this: There is no mercy in nature, none whatsoever, only the law, only the rules. And if you follow those laws and rules, you have regeneration again and again. And if you want to challenge those laws, then you suffer the consequence. And that’s where we are right now. …Fracking is probably the most damaging challenge that America has today in terms of its future.”
etc. etc. etc.!