The FANG Collective in collaboration with the EJ League of RI founded a grassroots coalition to oppose National Grid's proposed $100M fracked-gas liquefaction facility on the Southside of Providence. This LNG facility would be located in an environmental justice community outside the city's hurricane barrier. As of right now, the FANG Collective is primarily working with the Mashapaug Nahaganset Tribe, (on whose ancestral land the LNG facility is proposed to be built on,) to intervene against the project.
The liquefaction facility would convert fracked-gas from Spectra Energy's pipeline network into Liquified Natural Gas (LNG), which would then be shipped to Boston via semi-trucks.
In April, as part of the #WoA, or week of action, the FANG Collective organized a sit-in at National Grid’s US HQ in Waltham, MA with demands to cancel the proposed LNG project, as well as to reverse many of the company’s racist and greedy business practices.
The Sachem of the Mashapaug Nahaganset Tribe Neesu Wushuwunoag and Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza released a joint statement in which they opposed National Grid's Field's Point LNG facility.
- Demonstrators tell National Grid: #NoLNGinPVD
- #NoLNGinPVD taking on National Grid
- Protesting Environmental Racism in South Providence
- Toxic Tour of South Providence
- Jill Stein to stand with activists opposing LNG in PVD
- Opposition Intensifies Against Fields Point LNG
- Groups protest LNG proposal at Fields Point in Providence
- Providence Legislators Oppose "dangerous" new LNG development
- Mayor Elorza Opposes National Grid's Proposed LNG Facility
- Mashapaug Nahaganset tribe formally opposes LNG projects in RI