As the infrastructure build-out reaches more places, communities are standing up and taking action to protect their air, water, land, and quality of life. Even though each project has specific geographic, environmental, economic, and social aspects, there are also many common issues and concerns.
Increasingly, communities are working to:
- Have a say about project plans before they are finalized.
- Demand consideration of health, the environment, and climate change in permitting decisions.
- Pass municipal resolutions objecting to projects.
- Push state agencies to stop permits that threaten water supplies.
- Resist land surveys and eminent domain actions by industry.
- Challenge plans and permits using legal arguments about whether a project is really needed, has cumulative impacts on an area, or has been improperly permitted bit by bit.
Looking for a nearby group to join to fight oil and gas infrastructure near you? Check out the resources below.
Stop the Pipelines has created a fairly comprehensive list of community groups fighting pipelines across the country. Don’t see yours? Submit it here.
- New York Stop the Minisink Compressor Station
- New Jersey Residents Against Compressor Station 206
- New Jersey Roseland Against the Compressor Station
- Massachusetts Fore River Residents Against the Compressor Station
- Massachusetts Citizens Against the Rohoboth Compressor Station
- Maryland We Are Cove Point
- Maryland Community of Communities
- Oregon Citizens Against LNG
- Oregon No LNG Exports
- Texas Save RGV from LNG
- Washington Stand Up to Oil
- California Save Porter Ranch
- Connecticut Fracking Waste-Free
- Midwest Citizens Acting for Rail Safety
Don’t see your group? Send us a message at info [at] earthworks.org and we’ll add you!