Communities across the US and throughout the world are finding ways to creatively respond to the specific challenges oil and gas development pose to their region. .
Above, watch Santa Fe vs. Tecton: A Community Stands Together. Made in collaboration with the New Mexico Environmental Law Center the piece tells the story of how one community pulled together, took action, and created one of the strongest ordinances in the country.
Below, you will find a few of the key organizations offering legal support or other resources to assist communities in their efforts to safeguard the health of their land, water, and people.
Shaletest.org, and Mayor Calvin Tillman of Dish Texas
Check out content on the Planet Green site detailing resources related to the film.
Our Drinking Water at Risk: What EPA and the Oil and Gas Industry Don't Want Us to Know About Hydraulic Fracturing.
Wrecking the Rockies (NRDC, OnEarth, Summer 2006)
By Michelle Nijhuis
Local Organizations and individuals working on gas and oil issues
New Mexico Environmental Law Center- Santa Fe, New Mexico
Grand Valley Citizens Alliance - Garfield County, Colorado
Western Colorado Congress - Grand Junction, Colorado
Journey of the Forsaken - Lisa Bracken in Garfield county, Colorado
San Juan Citizens Alliance -The San Juan Basin, South Western Colorado, North Western New Mexico
Drilling Santa Fe - Santa Fe, New Mexico
Common Ground United - New Mexico
Drilling Mora County - Mora County, New Mexico
Dakota Rural Action - Brookings, South Dakota
Dakota Resource Council - Dickinson, North Dakota
Idaho Rural Council - Bliss, Idaho
Northern Plains Resource Council - Billings, Montana
Oregon Rural Action - La Grande, Oregon
Grassroots Coalition - Los Angeles, California
Community Health Councils - Los Angeles, California
Communities for a Better Environment - California
Clark Resource Council - Powell, Wyoming
Grand Canyon Trust - Moab, Utah
Shaleshock Citizens Action Alliance - Ithaca, NY
Chenango Green - Afton, New York
Catskill Citizens For Safe Energy - Fremont Center, New York
Catskill Mountainkeeper - Youngsville, New York
NY H2O - New York City, New York
Damascus Citizens for Sustainability -Damascus, PA, located within the upper Delaware Basin
Allegheny Defense Project - Pennsyvania
Citizens Against Environmental Destruction - Lewiston, Michigan
FWCanDo – Fort Worth Citizens Against Neighborhood Drilling - Fort Worth, Texas
Bluedaze - Drilling Reform for Texas - Texas Sharon
Fort Worth League of Neighborhoods - Fort Worth, Texas
Coalition for a Reformed Drilling Ordinance - Fort Worth, Texas
West Virginia Surface Owners’ Rights Organization - Charleston, West Virginia
Arkansas Conservation Alliance - Little Rock, Arkansas