LINKS

REGIONAL ORGANIZATIONS—THE MARCELLUS SHALE
REGIONAL ORGANIZATIONS—THE BARNETT SHALE
REGIONAL ORGANIZATIONS—THE FAR WEST
NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS CONCERNED WITH NATURAL GAS EXTRACTION
AGENCIES CHARGED WITH PROTECTING OUR ENVIRONMENT
BLOGS

 

REGIONAL ORGANIZATIONS—THE MARCELLUS SHALE

Action Otsego An alliance of groups from Otsego County, NY working to protect our communities from the dangers of natural gas drilling.

Allegheny Defense Project Working for the protection of the natural heritage of the Alleghenies.

Andes Works! If We Can Work Together, We Can Make It Better! (Andes, New York)

Ban Michigan Fracking A grassroots group dedicated to banning fracking.

Binghamton Regional Sustainability Coalition (BRSC) is a grassroots, democratically-run organization, dedicated to increasing civic participation through education and collaboration to achieve enduring social, environmental and economic well-being.

Broome County, NY GIS Portal A map of gas leases in the county.

Catskill Mountainkeeper A member based advocacy organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the long term health of the six counties of the Catskill Region.

Chenango Community Action for Renewable Energy (C-CARE) supports the development of sustainable, renewable energy in Chenango and neighboring counties.

Chenango Greens is the Web site of the Chenango Green Party. Eminent Domain, Energy Issues and Gas Drilling are among the topics covered on this site.

CHEAPGASLEASE The possibility of gas companies "re-doing" their leases exists. Do not re-sign anything at this point without consulting an attorney.

Citizens Campaign for the Environment Citizens Campaign for the Environment (CCE) works to build widespread citizen understanding and advocacy for policies and actions designed to manage and protect our natural resources and public health.

Citizens' Environmental Coalition Bringing the grassroots to the statehouse.

Clean Water Not Dirty Drilling The website is your one-stop shop for information about the ongoing debate about fracking for natural gas in New York and elsewhere. It also has plenty of tools for you to use to get your voice heard on this issue!

The Committee to Preserve the Finger Lakes Our committee is committed to preserving the natural beauty and the purity of the water in the Finger Lakes region of New York State.

The Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund The Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit, public interest law firm providing free and affordable legal services to communities facing threats to their local environment, local agriculture, the local economy, and quality of life.

Community Science Institute The nonprofit Community Science Institute (CSI) organizes and empowers citizen volunteers to monitor water quality in streams, lakes, ponds and groundwater as a critical first step in protecting water resources. 

The Damascus Citizens for Sustainability Web site has many links to valuable information about gas drilling and it's potential impact on the Delaware River watershed.

Danger Drilling A deposit of news reports and information from members around Hancock, NY.

Delaware Riverkeeper champions the needs of the Delaware River and in so doing ensures its unfettered ability to protect and provide for all the human and nonhuman communities that love, appreciate and depend upon it.

Environmental Advocates of New York Environmental Advocates of New York's mission is to protect our air, land, water, and wildlife and the health of all New Yorkers. Based in Albany, we monitor state government, evaluate proposed laws, and champion policies and practices that will ensure the responsible stewardship of our shared environment. We work to support and strengthen the efforts of New York's environmental community and to make our state a national leader.

Fleased.org Providing a voice for landholders who leased mineral rights before Marcellus shale gas exploitation was known to threaten our land, air, water and communities.

Frack Action Engaged in a long-term campaign to protect our water, air and public health from the dangerous practice of hydraulic fracturing.

Frack Check WV Frack Check WV was created as a platform for educating citizens about the environmental impacts of hydraulic fracturing and providing tools and guidance for effective citizen action and advocacy.

FrackAlert focuses on making sure that Pennsylvania politicians are aware of the dangers of hydraulic fracturing and the mass public resistance that now exists due to its threat to the environment, public health, and the economy.

Frack-Attack.com Frack Attack/No Frack Attack is a rallying cry about a dangerous process of extracting natural gas (and other minerals deep underground) that's poisoning the ground, the air, and the water: Hydraulic Fracturing, aka HydroFracking, aka Fracking.

Gas Drilling Awareness Coaltion “Protect your drinking water & property value” Be informed--Get involved. Luzerne County, PA

Gas Free Seneca Gas Free Seneca was formed in response to Inergy, LP's plan to build an integrated gas storage and transportation hub in the centered in the Finger Lakes.

Gasmain.org A list of local organizations in the Marcellus region.

Gasland: A film by Josh Fox When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarks on a cross-country odyssey uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination. A recently drilled nearby Pennsylvania town reports that residents are able to light their drinking water on fire. This is just one of the many absurd and astonishing revelations of a new country called GASLAND.

GDACC Gas Drilling Awareness for Cortland County.

Highland Concerned Citizens is a grassroots organization of full-time and part-time residents of the Town of Highland, New York. We are working people and retirees, long-time residents and newcomers, and most of all we are neighbors who have serious concerns about the potential impact--environmental, social, and economic — of natural gas exploration in the Marcellus Shale..

Hydro Relief Web Hydro Relief Web, together with grassroots organizations from around the state aims at stopping fracking, an environmentally disastrous practice, before it can wreck the water, air and soil of our state. It serves as a mobilizing agent, bringing citizens together who are willing to see the goal of a ban on hydrofracking to its conclusion.

The League of Woman Voters of Pennsylvania Between now and March 26, 2010, League members from across Pennsylvania will study and discuss all facets of the Marcellus Shale issue. We hope this site will provide you with discussion materials, links to other web sites and a list of League sponsored meetings related to Marcellus Shale. The League believes it is essential to look at all sides of an issue before reaching consensus and speaking out.

MAP—Tompkins The Marcellus Accountability Project for Tompkins County.

Marcellus Drilling News Landowner News and Resources--Drilling for Natural Gas in the Marcellus Shale

Marcellus Monitor Investigative journalism from the shale fields of Pennsylvania.

Marcellus Shale Protest is an information clearing house about Marcellus Shale gas drilling and activism primarily focused on Western Pennsylvania.

Marcellus-Shale.us News, blogs, photos and more--all about the Marcellus Shale "play" in Pennsylvania.

NY Brine Brigade Recently people in Tompkins County have reported seeing NY State Department of Transportation trucks spreading brine on State roads. Where is it coming from? And what's in the solution that they're spreading?

Natural Gas Forum for Landowners Leasing land for natural gas and exploration presents a whole new paradigm of potential benefits for landowners, but along with the benefits lie a myriad of pitfalls that can adversely affect the land for generations.

Natural Gas Resource Center Brings together information from a variety of sources, including academic research, industry analysis, local government officials and citizens.

Neogap.org NEOGAP (Northeast Ohio Gas Accountability Project) is a resource for citizens and communities that are dealing with oil and gas development. NEOGAP is not anti oil/gas, rather believes that the harvesting of this natural resource needs to occur in a way which does not risk public health/safety or violate civil/property rights.

New Yorkers For Clean Water Inc. Advocates for legislation to prohibit hydraulic fracturing drilling in the NYC watershed and in New York State and to repeal industry exemptions from federal environmental laws.

New York State Water Resources Institute Identifying and developing resources to improve water management.

NYRAD New York Residents Against Drilling (NYRAD) is a grassroots network of local residents who are concerned about unconventional gas development in New York State.

OTSEGO 2000 Serving Otsego County since 1981.

The Otsego County Conservation Association OCCA is dedicated to promoting the enjoyment and sustainable use of Otsego County's natural resources through education, advocacy, resource management, research, and planning.

Pipline Safety Coalition a grassroots clearinghouse for factual information concerning pipeline issue in Pennsylvania.

Protecting Our Waters a Philadelphia-based grassroots nonprofit organization committed to protecting the Delaware, Susquehanna and Ohio River Basins — the state of Pennsylvania — and our region from unconventional gas drilling and other threats to our drinking water, environment, and public health.

Riverdale | Raging Chicken Press Raging Chicken Press based in Kutztown, PA, is a left/progressive media site devoted to covering and helping build on-the-ground activism and communities of resistance. Raging Chicken Press was founded in April 2011 by Kevin Mahoney on the heels of nation-wide attacks on working people, public education, and organized labor.

Save Our State Forests | Responsible Drilling Alliance (RDA) is a grassroots, all-volunteer group of dedicated citizens who have formed an alliance and welcome members with the widest possible concerns, interests and ideologies.

SEEDS a group of individuals in Northeastern Pennsylvania committed to developing a renewable energy infrastructure in our community and promoting a more sustainable lifestyle.

Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter Representing more than 35,000 members across New York State.

Shaleshock Shaleshock Citizens Action Alliance is a grassroots group of Finger Lakes residents who are concerned with understanding and protecting our communities and environment from exploitation by the energy industry with regards to drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale.

SourceWatch Portal: Water features new information on the dangers of drilling for methane gas (commercially labeled “natural gas”) in New York and other states.

Stop the UN-Constitutional Pipeline Williams and Cabot, are proposing to build the Constitution pipeline through our lawns, fields, forests, wetlands and streams. People from along the proposed route – all 120 miles from Pennsylvania to Schoharie County – have formed a coalition to try to stop them.

STOPMCS.Org Sink the Minisink Compressor Station (Orange County, NY)

Sustainable Otsego Sustainable Otsego is a loose, minimally structured network of local activists and supporters who seek to promote sustainable practices in the rural Leatherstocking region focused on Cooperstown and Otsego County, New York.

Toxics Targeting Toxics Targeting obtains environmental data from local, state and federal government sources and updates our information on a continuing basis.

United for Action We are a group of volunteers who shape public policy decisions by organizing and mobilizing groups of like minded citizens. Our current focus is to stop the process of hydraulic fracturing of gas wells in the Midatlantic States and nationally. 

Unnatural Gas.org Because there is nothing natural about what the natural gas extraction process invented by Halliburton does to water, air and living things.

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REGIONAL ORGANIZATIONS—THE BARNETT SHALE

Frack Free NC  Grassroots North Caroline Anti-Fracking Group.

Ft Worth CANDO  Fort Worth Citizens Against Neighborhood Drilling Operations was formed by a small group of concerned citizens in September 2005 in response to natural gas drilling activities encroaching on our neighborhoods. We believe that gas drilling and related activities are a threat to people, property and wildlife.

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REGIONAL ORGANIZATIONS—THE FAR WEST

Citizens of the Wyoming Range

High County Citizens’ Alliance The mission of High County Citizens’ Alliance is to champion the protection, conservation and preservation of the natural ecosystems within the Upper Gunnison River Basin

Our Public Lands is a place for hunters, anglers and other outdoor enthusiasts to get information about the public lands where they enjoy their favorite activities.

Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development is a coalition of more than 500 businesses, organizations and individuals dedicated to conserving irreplaceable habitats so future generations can hunt and fish on America's public lands.

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NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS CONCERNED WITH NATURAL GAS EXTRACTION

The Community Legal Defense Fund CELDF was formed to provide free and affordable legal services to community based groups and local governments working to protect their quality of life and the natural environment through building sustainable communities.

Dirty Energy Money - Oil Change International The Dirty Energy Money tool provides an illustration of the network of funding relationships between Dirty Energy companies and politicians. You can use the interactive network map to explore our database of campaign contribution relationships. Politicians and companies are positioned by their relationships, those that are close together tend to have similar patterns of giving and receiving.

The DOT-111 READER News and information about DOT-111 rail tank cars and related issues.

Earthjustice Earthjustice works through the courts on behalf of citizen groups, scientists, and other parties to ensure government agencies and private interests follow the law. On Capitol Hill, we work to protect and strengthen federal environmental laws.

Earthworks A non-profit organization dedicated to protecting communities and the environment from the destructive impacts of mineral development, in the U.S. and worldwide.

The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX) A non-profit organization dedicated to compiling and disseminating the scientific evidence on the health and environmental problems caused by low-dose exposure to chemicals that interfere with development and function, called endocrine disruptors. See Chemicals Used in Natural Gas Operations.

TheEnvironmentTV Links to a video of the March 2, 2014 DC civil disobedience protesting the Keystone Pipeline.

Environmental Defense Fund The Environmental Defense Fund is dedicated to protecting the environmental rights of all people, including future generations. Among these rights are access to clean air and water, healthy and nourishing food, and flourishing ecosystems.

Environmental Health News Search "fracking" on this site for the latest news.

Environmental Integrity Project The Environmental Integrity Project is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization established in March of 2002 by former EPA enforcement attorneys to advocate for more effective enforcement of environmental laws. EIP combines research, reporting, and media outreach to spotlight illegal pollution, expose political intimidation of enforcement staff, and encourage federal and state agencies to take enforcement action to stop these practices.

Food & Water Watch works to ensure the food, water and fish we consume is safe, accessible and sustainably produced.

Fractracker FracTracker is a two-part system, comprising of a blog and the DataTool, that helps to collect and provide accurate and up-to-date information about shale gas drilling.

Halliburton Watch Keeps an eye on the multi-national corporation that profits from hydraulic fracturing.

Landman Report Card A set of Internet-based, databasing, mapping and communications technologies for communities impacted by natural gas development, is a novel platform for community education and civic action.

Natural Resources Defense Council The Natural Resources Defense Council works to protect wildlife and wild places and to ensure a healthy environment for all life on earth.

Oil and Gas Accountability Project EARTHWORKS' Oil & Gas Accountability Project works with tribal, urban and rural communities to protect their homes and the environment from the devastating impacts of oil and gas development.

Physicians Scientists & Engineers for Healthy Energy PSE provides a multi-disciplinary approach to identifying reasonable, healthy, and sustainable energy options for everyone. We will help empower citizens and policymakers by organizing and supplying objective, evidence-based information.

ProtectDrinkingWater.org A web forum about where America's safe drinking water begins - the lakes, streams, rivers and aquifers we tap for public water systems.

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) PEER's job is to serve public employees. Our clients are those in trouble, those who are fed up with agency abuses and those who see a better way to protect our environment.

ShaleTest.org To provide lower income and compromised individuals with environmental testing of their drinking water, air and soil that might have been impacted by natural gas development. 

Sky Truth SkyTruth promotes environmental awareness and protection with remote sensing and digital mapping technology. We provide stunning images backed by scientifically robust information about our changing environment to stimulate changes in habitat protection, biodiversity conservation, and sustainable resource management.

Water Defense A new initiative of Frack Action in partnership with Food and Water Watch.

WellWatch is a resource for people living with gas extraction. Mapping and data on wells in CO, NY, OH, PA, and TX.

The Wilderness Society Defending our best lands from irresponsible energy development; Pushing cleaner, sustainable energy policies forward.

The World Directory of Anti-Fracking & Fracking Safety Organizations and Related Sites Compiles sites for general review.

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AGENCIES CHARGED WITH PROTECTING OUR ENVIRONMENT

NY State Department of Environmental Conservation

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

The Delaware River Basin Commission A four state commission charged with managing the Delaware's environmental health and resource allocation.

The Susquehanna River Basin Commission coordinates the water resources of the sixteenth largest river in the United States.

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BLOGS

Arkansans for Gas Drilling Accountability Committed to drilling reform to protect our precious health, and resources of water, soil and air.

The Baddish Blogspot This site shows the extreme negative effects that the natural gas pipeline industry has had on the small town of Dish, TX.

Bluedaze: Drilling Reform - Texas Sharon Sharon is a landowner and a mineral owner on top of the Barnett Shale who works helping Texans who are negatively effected by oil and gas development. This Blog tells stories of affected residents and highlights news from Texas and beyond.

Bob’s Blog PA landscaper Bob Donnan weighs in on the impact shale gas extraction is having in PA.

Breathing is Political Sullivan County resident Liz Bucar’s blog.

Clearville' Blog Fracking chemicals with Fracking Exemptions

Dear Susquehanna If gas drilling is allowed to continue, Bradford County and all of Pennsylvania will be forever changed, ruined beyond repair.

EnergyPolicyForum | America ... crossroads with regard to energy. An open dialogue posted by Deborah Rogers about the development of domestic energy resources including solutions and potential problems and pitfalls is both timely and much needed. This is not a site dedicated to the interests of one industry but is dedicated instead to examining the facts, extracting the fiction and promoting meaningful dialogue on emerging policy issues.

Fracking Poems Let Ahab Harpoon His Whale I'm Lampoonin' Marcellus Shale!

Fracking Resource Guide A crash course in fracking.

Fracktoid News Sherwood Martinelli's blog.

Gracenomics Sullivan County resident blog about gas drilling.

Honesdale Concerned Citizens

Letting Go of Petroleum Thoughts and experiences arising from awareness of how the quest for fossil fuels is destroying our most precious resource: water.

Life and Times of the Upper Delaware This blog chronicles and analyzes developments in the Upper Delaware Valley, with an emphasis on public affairs, politics and what people are doing to make this a better place.

The Marcellus Effect From upstate New York.

MARTHASPEAKS The village of Martha, Kentucky is polluted with radioactive waste. Ashland Inc. refuses to do the right thing. We would like the world to know what’s happened here so that it won’t happen again.

NRDC Switchboard: Kate Sinding

NRDC Switchboard: Amy Mall

OCCUPY the PIPELINE Spectra Energy, a Texas based gas company intends to build a Fracked Gas pipeline into NYC, which would put thousands of people at risk of death by explosion or exposure to cancer causing radioactive Radon Gas. We intend to stop it's construction.

OtegoNY.com The blog for Otego, NY.

PA Environment Digest An update on environmental issues in PA.

The Stuart Smith Blog Stuart H. Smith is an attorney based in New Orleans fighting major oil companies and other polluters.

The Petroleum Truth Report Industry contrarian Arthur Berman calls it as he sees it.

Protecting Our Waters is a Philadelphia-based grassroots alliance committed to protecting the Delaware River Basin, the state of Pennsylvania, and our region from unconventional gas drilling.

Public Comment Wayne County resident Jane Prettyman's blog. "Speaking up for the public interest."

Rancho Los Malulos Tales from the oil fields of South Texas by housewife Elizabeth Burns.

Shale Gas Review A blog by Tom Wilber, journalist and author covering Marcellus and Utica shale gas development.

Spectra Energy Watch where eminent domain meets grassroots & social media.

Splashdown Defending our water now!

Bluedaze Drilling Reform for Texas. The grandmother of Barnett Shale blogs, it’s been around since 2004.

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