In January 2014, a group of organizers and frontline community members fighting fracking and fracked gas infrastructure projects (pipelines, compressor stations, export terminals,) on the east coast participated in the first FANG: Fighting Against Natural Gas Convergence. After a few days of discussing strategy, shared struggles, and campaign alignments, a group of convergence attendees decided to form a coalition called FANG: Fighting Against Natural Gas Collective.
FANG is comprised of members from PA, ME, RI, MA, CT, MD, and DC who operate under the guidance of the FANG Core, (FANG’s steering committee). As the scope of our work grew, to reflect the inherent intersectional goals and identities of our leadership and membership, we formally changed our name to The FANG Collective in 2016, removing “Fighting Against Natural Gas” as the focus.
Currently, The FANG Collective has three campaigns local to the Northeast: Stop Spectra, No New Power Plant, and No LNG IN PVD. More information about these movements can be found on the campaigns page.