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: RI, MA, NJ, ME, CT and MI. 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.
The FANG Collective currently supports two campaigns local to the Northeast: No New Power Plant and No LNG IN PVD. After the 2016 election, FANG helped to form a coalition of frontline community members and grassroots organizations called AMOR: Alianza para Movilizar Nuestra Resistencia; where FANG serves as coordinators of the Community Response Team and Mental Health Team.
More information about these movements and solidarity work can be found on the campaigns page.