Raising Resistance

FracTracker 2021 Community Sentinel Award nominations now being accepted

October 20, 2021

Honor your environmental heroes – Nominations now open for the 2021 Community Sentinel Award! Do you know an inspiring individual who is confronting fossil fuel harms through their activism and whose work promotes environmental justice? We invite you to join FracTracker, and many others, in celebrating their honorable efforts at this year’s seventh annual Community Sentinel Awards…

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Raising Resistance, Send your Gratitude to Four Amazing People Fighting harms of Fracking.

December 4, 2019

Thank you. Thank you for all you do to fight the harms of fracking and gas development. Thank you for reading and listening and being informed. Thank you for supporting leaders in your community that are fighting among crazy conditions and seemingly insurmountable industry pressures. Thank you for speaking up about the threats and harms…

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Thank you!

November 25, 2018

Thank you. Thank you for all you do to fight the harms of fracking and gas development. Thank you for reading and listening and being informed. Thank you for supporting leaders in your community that are fighting among crazy conditions and seemingly insurmountable industry pressures. Thank you for speaking up about the threats and harms…

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Nominate a Community Sentinel for FracTracker Alliance’s Annual Award

August 27, 2018

FracTracker Alliance created the Community Sentinel Award for Environmental Stewardship, now in its fourth year, to honor environmental heroes protecting their communities from the harms of the oil and gas industry – from fracking wells to pipelines to export terminals. And today, the nomination period has officially opened.

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Congratulations to this year’s Community Sentinel Awardees!

October 8, 2017

Here’s to ending the week on a high note! We are so excited to share with you all that two of your very own, Halt the Harm Network leaders, have been honored by the FracTracker Alliance’s annual Community Sentinel Awards: Ranjana Bhandari from Arlington, Texas and Frank Finan from Hop Bottom, Pennsylvania. The third recipient…

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“One set of rules for Chesapeake. One set of rules for us.”

November 14, 2016

  This story is about Ranjana, a mother and economics lecturer in Arlington, Texas. She bought a house there with her husband in 1993. It’s Texas, so it didn’t shock them when the realtor mentioned mineral rights – but hundreds of fracking wells right in their neighborhood, on school campuses, street corners, and city blocks?…

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“My father always used to tell me, ‘He who shouts is losing.'”

August 22, 2016

Lisa grew up around Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, attended college at Duquesne University, and began a decade-long career as a journalist. So when she learned of a plan to dump coal ash next to her family’s property, she knew how to dig. Coal ash presented Lisa a struggle she had never encountered. She didn’t see herself as…

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“I thought I was just doing my civic duty.”

August 15, 2016

Jenny is a blueberry farmer in Central Pennsylvania. For decades she lived her dream of owning a farm and raising her kids and dogs amongst rolling green hills. Everything changed when industry arrived. She’s experienced some of the most dramatic impacts of fracking. At first it was trucks everywhere, and soon after her water was…

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