Since 2008 Shaleshock has been a nursery for groups and projects in the region working to stop exploitative drilling. Now, Shaleshock Alliance is a major outreach and information hub about fracking in the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes region, connecting people to the growing movement to protect our communities and environment.
Shaleshock Action Alliance is a loose network of groups and individuals. Landowners and renters. People with leases, and people without. No single person or group can represent Shaleshock as a whole.
Shaleshock.org is a website serving Shaleshock Regional Groups and Resources. We keep this site updated with announcements and event listings. The main purpose and goal of this site is to help you find what you are looking for and help you get involved.
Shaleshock Media is a network of artists and media activists who engage their skills and talents as part of this movement. Our network is open to videographers, audio recordists and engineers, still photographers, media activists, graphic designers, and artists of all sorts to showcase and syndicate our work, encourage collaboration, offer our services, and provide mutual support.
Shaleshock Origin Story:
Just like in this picture, the story of Shaleshock begins in a family home pitting apricots. We started by discussing our livelihoods and supporting eachother to understand the proposed industrialization of the land for high-impact energy extraction.
A couple of community forums, some documentary screenings, and a listening project, and Shaleshock had expanded from a small fluid organizing group to a movement consisting of many groups. The listings on this website reflect this growing movement. Regional Groups and Resources, they speak for themselves. With this model, Shaleshock can include a diversity of perspectives, tactics, and organizational models that make space for people (you) to find a niche and pursue what they’re (you’re) most passionate about.
We believe that dozens of small groups organizing independently, but working together in alliance–is more powerful, adaptive, and effective than one large organization trying to represent everyone.