Mapping local fracking infrastructure and communities of resistance

The You Are Here Map visualizes local fracking infrastructure connections in New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The map is intended to connect people to local grassroots groups fighting gas infrastructure, and to be used as an educational tool for elected officials and community groups. Click around, explore, learn and share.

In the summer of 2019, the You Are Here map will come to life on our statewide tour. Be a part of one of the events!

Click HERE to view the map full screen without this framing website of organizing tools.




Background video link of frack well flare HERE


2018 Fracking Compendium

Fracking compendium

The Fracking Compendium focuses on topics most closely related to the public health and safety impacts of unconventional gas and oil drilling and fracking.

Sections on risks from fracking infrastructure that focuses on compressor stations, pipelines, silica sand mining operations, natural gas storage facilities, and, for the first time, the manufacture and transportation of liquefied natural gas (LNG).

Given the rapidly expanding body of evidence related to the harms and risks of unconventional oil and gas extraction, PSE Healthy Energy plans to continue revising and updating the Compendium approximately every year. It is a living document, housed on the websites of Concerned Health Professionals of New York and Physicians for Social Responsibility.


fractracker alliance

FracTracker Alliance studies, maps, and communicates the risks of oil and gas development to protect our planet and support the renewable energy transformation. FracTracker is a leading resource on oil and gas issues and a trusted asset to the concerned public.

The project, was originally developed to investigate health concerns and data gaps surrounding western PA fracking. Today, as a non-profit organization, FracTracker Alliance supports groups across the United States, addressing pressing extraction-related concerns with a lens toward health effects and exposure risks on communities from oil and gas development. They provide timely and provocative data, ground-breaking analyses, maps, and other visual tools to help advocates, researchers, and the concerned public better understand the harms posed by hydrocarbon extraction.


sane energy project

Sane Energy Project is a grassroots organization that organizes communities to work toward a rapid and just transition to renewable energy.

They build strong grassroots momentum that calls for a rethinking of our energy system from the bottom up with 100% equitable and community-led renewables, and are led by a strong arts and media team that uses creative and strategic approaches to build sustainable systems.


physicians for social responsibility

Guided by the values and expertise of medicine and public health, Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) works to protect human life from the gravest threats to health and survival.

PSR mobilizes physicians and health professionals to advocate for climate solutions and a nuclear weapons-free world. PSR’s health advocates contribute a health voice to energy, environmental health and nuclear weapons policy at the local, federal and international level.


concerned health professionals of NY

Along with their partnership on the fracking compendium, their website is fully supplied with peer reviewed studies[organized by concern], presentations, and reports. They also have taken the liberty to write and publish several letters to Governor Cuomo. These letters apply their reason for concern as shown by the compendium and call on Cuomo and his administration to conduct independent and thorough Health Impact Assessments.


public herald


Melissa Troutman serves as the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the non-profit news organization, the Public Herald located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She’s a powerful reporter who calls out fracking infrastructure companies and clears their opaqueness and dishonesty regarding their “energy efficiency plans”, She’s been doing this since 2013, along with her sharp wit to follow.



This organization focuses on purely the scientific logistics of fracking and fracking infrastructure. They explain in depth the many risks that fracking and infrastructure provides, like natural gas leaks resulting in contamination of groundwater aquifers and detrimental explosions. They offer updates on the EPA ruling and policy changes and how these impact us in real time. They offer detailed but digestible information about varying types of infrastructure, as shown on the map.



LittleSis (opposite of Big Brother, get it?) is a free database detailing the connections between powerful people and organizations that brings transparency to influential social networks by tracking the key relationships of politicians, business leaders, lobbyists, financiers, and their affiliated institutions. They help answer questions such as:

Who do the wealthiest Americans donate their money to?

Where did White House officials work before they were appointed?

Which lobbyists are married to politicians, and who do they lobby for?

All of this information is public, but scattered. Little Sis brings it together in one place.



Beyond Extreme Energy (BXE) is an activist network of organizations with a focus on FERC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. FERC is responsible for facilitating interstate gas pipelines rather than regulating them. It is a flaw in our system slanted toward fossil fuel dependency. BXE creates strategic and targeted direct actions, and also have an outline on FERC reform.


stop the williams pipeline coalition

Stop the Williams Pipeline NY (NESEpipeline) campaign is an example of how many organizations can work collaboratively to build a campaign. This campaign started as an in-person conversational meeting in a circle of chairs on a Brooklyn Rooftop at the Brooklyn Commons, and blossomed into a savvy, multi-faceted campaign. It is organized by 350BK,, Surfrider NYC Chapter, Sane Energy Project, Food & Water Watch, New York Communities for Change, United For Action, Rockaway Beach Civic Association, Rockaway Women for Progress and NY/NJ Baykeeper.

The coalition created a campaign website with documented and cited research papers and talking point sheets organized by subject, along with action steps, maps and videos. It's a nice template for communities looking to organize.


beautiful trouble

Beautiful Trouble is a book, web toolbox and international network of artist-activist trainers whose mission is to make grassroots movements more creative and more effective.

A collaborative effort by 70 artist-activists-strategists and 10+ leading creative campaign organizations including the YesMen/YesLab, Ruckus Society, Other 98% and others. Praised by Naomi Klein as “elegant and incendiary,” the book is being used by campaigns and classrooms across North America and Europe.