Get involved: Allies near and far

Contact acfanohio AT 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:

O&G Toolbox for Activists

Center for Biological Diversity‘s newsletter, the  Revelator

Check out sections on climate, public land protection, and toxics

SW Pa Environmental Health Project factsheets, research library, and news

Endocrine Disruptor Exchange webinars and videos

Susan Nagel on endocrine disruptors, oil and gas, and groundwater and more

Halt the Harm Movement Network

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

Appalachia Resist!

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!

OEFFA (Ohio Ecological Food and Farming Association), including state and Athens Chapter resolutions on fracking A Living Database on Fracking  NEW, July 2016 Columbus-based group working on frack waste and landfills

Stop Fracking Ohio facebook page


Food and Water Watch

Licking County Concerned Citizens — Coshocton — check out their live stream radio schedule. Also, John Fenton and Calvin Tillman were featured speakers at a May 17, 2014 event.

Carroll Concerned Citizens

People’s Oil and Gas Collaborative – Ohio (POGCO)

Damascus Citizens for Sustainability news headlines, science links, and organizing resource materials

Protecting Our Waters (PA) with a great article on power of organizing, persistence and sharing information with those in power: “The Bore Hole Will be Abandoned” 8-14

Marcellus Protest (resources here)

Marcellus Outreach Butler –continually updated chronology of spills and accidents

WV Host Farms FB page

PA Alliance for Clean Water and Air: List of the Harmed

Americans Against Fracking coalition

Center for Biological Diversity — We thank CBD for submitting formal comments to USFS and BLM re Wayne fracking proposals!

Oil Change International: Price of Oil and

Global Justice Ecology Project and its Climate Connections, including fracking posts and other climate justice and false solutions issues and Stop the Machine: Create a New World on fb — great resources on grassroots efforts around the continent and world.

Environmental Working Group


Water Defense

Catskills Citizens for Safe Energy: great resources

Prevention Starts Here: a Breast Cancer Fund blog on fracking, including Sandra Steingraber on the Right to Know about Fracking Chemicals

Real NY: an innovative approach to political power and landowner rights

Shaletest (TX-based, Calvin Tillman’s group)

Shale Shock Media: Up-to-date news. And check out their great satire with photos of Central Park fracked, formerly

No Pipeline Here a NE Ohio group fighting the Spectra Nexus pipeline

Powder River Basin Resource Council (WY)

Texas Sharon

Tar Sands Blockade

Berks Truth, PA

Center for Public Integrity, publishing ongoing reports: Big Oil, Bad Air

Propublica: Injection Wells, the Hidden Risks of Pumping Waste Underground

Council of Canadians

Delaware River

Chesapeake Climate Action Network and blog at on FERC, Cove Point, and need for direct action now

Breast Cancer Action see for example George Monbiot’s powerful essay: climate fight means political fight against plutocracy

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.”

Stop the Frack Attack


etc. etc. etc.!