In the fall of 2015, a number of residents of Peekskill, Croton and Cortlandt, NY decided that nonviolent direct action was their best option for stopping Spectra Energy’s Algonquin Incremental Market (AIM) project, which would bring a 42-inch, high pressure gas transmission line within 105 feet of Indian Point nuclear power plant structures, putting tens of millions of New Yorkers in danger and presenting a clear air quality and health risk to those communities directly in the pipeline’s path. Sane Energy Project has been supporting these residents at every stage, from organizing trainings, designing a website, creating a pledge system for bringing individuals into the group, working on press outreach and participating in actions alongside community members. While we are pleased to provide support, we follow the lead of local activists and only act in accordance with their specific requests and needs. We are committed to working with the community throughout Spectra’s additional expansion projects called Atlantic Bridge and Access NorthEast and the additional infrastructure that is slated to come to the area. ResistAIM works with the local groups SAPE and SEnRG and others to bring direct action tactic to the strategic campaign to halt the Spectra Expansion, which will lead to more fracking, more power plants, more compressor stations and to LNG terminals to export for private profit at the expense of our water, land, air and democracy. You can donate directly to the ResistAIM legal fund here.