In 2012, Stop the Frack Attack was formed as a short term organizing body that would help plan and execute the first ever national rally on fracking in Washington, DC. The rally quickly became a three day event which featured a lobby day, a mini-conference and strategy session, and a 5,000 person rally. After the rally, s388112_462901323728772_1357464606_neveral of the groups involved in the planning realized the potential for national collaboration and the network was born.

In 2013, the network hosted its first series of events, including a national conference in Dallas, Texas and a people’s forum in Washington, DC. We also initiated work on a campaign to reopen the investigations in Parker County, Texas; Pavillion Wyoming; and Dimock, Pennsylvania. In 2014, Stop the Frack Attack did a series of speaking tours called Stories from Fracking Communities that had stops in DC, Maryland, California, and North Carolina. We also did a series of online trainings for community activists on a range of issues and continued to engage in the EPA campaign.

2015 is looking to be even more exciting with plans for a second national conference, a national needs assessment survey, and much more.

Our Mission

 As the oil and gas industry expands into new communities more and more people are being directly and indirectly

affected by the oil and gas drilling boom. These impacted landowners and communities are increasingly fighting for their rights to clean air and water. This creates a unique opportunity to build a concerted national movement for justice even as we continue to campaign locally and in the states for positive change.

It is clear that the emerging movement demanding oil and gas justice needs ways to collaborate, coordinate, share resources, create tools, take action, build skills, engage new allies, and aggregate our collective grassroots power around strategic initiatives and campaigns that can protect communities from the impacts of fracking* and spur the transition to a clean, renewable energy future.  Stop the Frack Attack began as three days of action, and is now evolving into a social movement hub and network for individuals and organizations nationwide to come together and work to meet these critical needs.

Since its inception, Stop the Frack Attack has been committed to leadership by grassroots leaders from impacted communities across the country. We propose to continue this approach, placing a strong emphasis on focusing the resources of the network to help better coordinate delivery of tools, information, training and support to those working on the ground.

*Because the current oil and gas booms would not be possible without hydraulic fracturing, in our view, the impacts of ”fracking” include all aspects of the oil and gas exploration and development process, including the impacts associated with ingredients such as  frack sands, infrastructure such as compressor stations and transportation such as pipelines and liquid natural gas export terminals, as well as impacts that occur during exploration, drilling and hydraulic fracturing itself.

Advisory Council:

Jenny Lisak, Pennsylvania
Matia Vanderbilt, Maryland
Jill Wiener, New York
Robert Nehman, Iowa
Shane Davis, Colorado
Hope Taylor, North Carolina
Diane Pitcock, West Virgina
Paul Ferrazi, California
Kari Matsko, Ohio
John Fenton, Wyoming
Calvin Tillman, TX
Deb Thomas, Wyoming

Member Organizations:


Allegheny Defense Project

Amigos Bravos

Argyle – Bartonville Communities Alliance

Athens County Fracking Action Network

Beacon Climate Action

Berks GasTruth

Breast Cancer Action

Brooklyn for Peace

Buddhist Peace Fellowship

Carpinteria Valley Association

Catskill Citizens for Safe Energy

Catskill Mountainkeeper

Center for Biological Diversity

Center for Health, Environment & Justice

Center for Sustainable Rural Communities

Chesapeake Climate Action Network

Citizen Shale

Citizens Campaign for the Environment

Citizens for Clean Water

Citizens for Water 

Citizens for Huerfano County

Clark Resource Council

Clean Air Council

Clean Water Action

Clean Water for NC 

Climate Change Leadership Institute

Colorado Environmental Coalition

Common Cause New York

Concerned Citizens of Northern Broome

Concerned Citizens of Medina County (Ohio)

Conservation Colorado

Cook Inletkeeper

Dakota Resource Council

Damascus Citizens for Sustainability

Delaware Riverkeeper Network

Denton Stakeholder Drilling Advisory Group

Doddridge County Watershed Association

Downwinders At Risk



EcoWatch (Our Media Partner)

Energy Action Coalition

Environmental Action

Environment America

Environment New Mexico

Environmental Advocates of New York

Environmental Working Group

Faith Communities Together

Fellowship of Reconciliation

Fight the Pipe


Frack Action

Frack Alert

Frack Free Catskills

Frack Free New York

Frack Free Nation, Inc

Fracking Truth Alliance of Lawrence and Mercer Counties

Friends of the Earth

Food and Water Watch


GasTruth of Central PA

GDACC (Gas Drilling Awareness for Cortland County)

Grassroots Environmental Education

Green America

Green Umbrella: NY Youth for a Just and Sustainable Future


Idaho Conservation League

Interfaith Moral Action on Climate

Justice and Witness Ministries, United Church of Christ

Labor Network for Sustainability

Lehigh Valley Gas Truth

Lumberland Concerned Citizens

Marcellus Outreach Butler

Marcellus Protest

Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns

Maryland United for Peace & Justice

Massachusetts Conference, United Church of Christ – Environmental Ministries

Methodist Federation for Social Action

The Mothers Project

Mountain Watershed Association (Home of the Youghiogheny Riverkeeper)

National Center for Environmental Health Strategies

The National Climate Ethics Campaign

Nature Abounds

Natural Resources Defense Council

Network for Oil & Gas Accountability & Protection

New York Public Interest Research Group

NFRIA-WSERC Conservation Center

NJ Highlands Coalition

North Central Texas Communities Alliance

Northern Plains Resource Council


Occupy Wall Street- Environmental Solidarity Working Group

Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition

Oil Change International

Organizations United for the Environment (OUE)

The Other 98%

Pamlico-Tar River Foundation

Pavillion Area Concerned Citizens

Pennsylvania Alliance for Clean Water and Air

People’s Oil & Gas Collaborative

Peters Township Marcellus Shale Awareness

Physicians for Social Responsibility

Post Carbon Institute

Powder River Basin Resource Council

Protecting Our Waters


Public Citizen’s Energy Program

Rising Tide North America

Riverkeeper (New York)

Rush for Clean Water

Ruckus Society 

Safe Fracking Coalition

Safe Water Society

San Juan Citizens Alliance

Sane Energy Project

Save Western Maryland


The Shalom Center

Shenandoah Valley Network

Sierra Club

Southlake Citizens Against Urban Drilling

STOP Fracking PA!

Sullivan Area Citizens for Responsible Energy Development

SUNY Cortland Center for Gender and Intercultural Studies Environmental Justice Committee

Texans for Responsible and Accountable Energy Development

Texas Drought Project

Tour de Frack

Tusten Concerned Citizens

Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations

United for Action

United Sludge Free Alliance

Virginia Organizing Project

Walk About Water

Washington Peace Center

Water Defense

Waterkeeper Alliance

Western Colorado Congress

Western Organization of Resource Councils