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.
Above, watch Theo Colborn is Founder and President of The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX), read a letter to the president about chemichals disrupting our bodies. Colborn is an enviornmental health analyst, and best known for her studies on the health effects of endocrine isrupting chemicals. Dr. Colborn's work has promted teh enactment of new laws around the world and redireted the research of academicians, governments, and the private sector.
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 Calvin Tillman, former Mayor, Dish Texas
Endocronology - one of the foremost biomedical journals in the world. Article: Estrogen and Androgen Receptor Activites of Hydraulic Fracturing Chemicals and Surface and Ground Water in a Drilling-Dense Region
Our Drinking Water at Risk: What EPA and the Oil and Gas Industry Don't Want Us to Know About Hydraulic Fracturing.
TEDX - The Endocrine Disruptor Exchange: Health Effects Spreadsheet and Summary
TEDX - The Endocrine Disruptor Exchange: Drilling Chemichals Summary
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
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
National Grassroots Coalition - Los Angeles, California
Community Health Councils - Los Angeles, California
Communities for a Better Environment - California
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
Damascus Citizens for Sustainability -Damascus, PA, located within the upper Delaware Basin
Allegheny Defense Project - Pennsylvania
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
West Virginia Surface Owners’ Rights Organization - Charleston, West Virginia
Arkansas Conservation Alliance - Little Rock, Arkansas
Note: the websites listed above are solely resonsible for their content and actions.