Email us at: Contact@SaneEnergyProject.org
Our goal at Sane Energy Project is to replace shale gas infrastructure with renewable infrastructure. We oppose the development, transport and export of fracked shale gas (“natural gas”). We support a just transition to renewable energy and the goal of zero fossil fuel or nuclear dependence.
We’re a small and effective group that “punches above our weight class,” with a core leadership of 5 people, and a membership of about 7,000. Our volunteers work tirelessly to get the word out: leafletting, gathering petition signatures, meeting with community groups and elected officials.
Sane Energy Project is a grassroots group, formed in January of 2011 to oppose The Spectra Pipeline, the first of several high-pressure, large diameter shale gas pipelines slated to enter New York City. Later, we enlarged that mission to include shale gas infrastructure statewide and regionally. We stand in solidarity with activists fighting all forms of extreme extraction and nuclear energy, and support and amplify their struggles.
Since the beginning, we have allied with other grassroots activist groups throughout New York City and state, and later, regionally and nationally. We were one of the main forces behind the formation of the NYC Grassroots Alliance, NYGRASS (New York Grass Roots Alliance to Save our State) and the Northeast Pipeline group. We hosted the first statewide roundtable on offshore wind. We are a member of the Energy Democracy Alliance, the WinWindNY coalition, and have worked closely with Beyond Extreme Energy to organize national rallies in Washington DC. We were part of the organizing team for the 2014 People’s Climate March, bringing attention to the issues of fracking with eye-catching street art. In 2014 we launched the YOU ARE HERE map, an effort created in coalition with allies around the state to highlight the network of shale gas pipelines and other infrastructure in New York State, expanded to include Pennsylvania in 2016.
We have always worked to educate the public and elected officials about the alternatives to fossil fuels, hosting multiple forums each year; testifying at hearings; speaking at community centers and churches; meeting with building owners to explain the benefits of renewable fuels and efficiency options. We conducted a community survey of radon effect in NYC and brought the dangers of radon in shale gas to light. We have researched and published countless articles, leaflets, postcards, blog posts.