We can help you defend your community from dirty energy and waste facilities, especially proposed ones. Our experience, networks, databases, and materials are all made with the intention of supporting you. Feel free to call or email us any time.
Each staff member's email address consists of their first name followed by @energyjustice.net
Founder & Executive Director: Mike Ewall (215-436-9511) has been active since high school in 1990. His student and community work has helped many communities achieve victories against coal and gas power plants, landfills, incinerators, ethanol plants, medical waste facilities, and other noxious industries. His work includes research, writing, programming, organizing, networking, public speaking, legal work, policy analysis, advising and more. Find his full bio here.
Administrative Director: Traci Confer (215-743-4884) started out in 1997, assisting with a local fight against a wood waste incinerator in Morrisville, Pennsylvania. She's worked with Mike Ewall ever since, helping with research, database management and community organizing.
Shale Gas Program Coordinator: Allison Petryk grew up in rural Northwestern New Jersey, has a degree in Environmental Studies. In 2013, she was heavily involved in the campaign to stop the Tennessee Gas Pipeline. As the Outreach Coordinator for Energy Justice Shale Initiative, she organized a water monitoring training with ALLARM at Dickinson College, led the canvassing effort for the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline, and helped turn out over 150 people for the Milford Compressor Station DEP public hearing.
Mapping Project, Website, and Online Community: Aaron Kreider has worked as a web developer since 2002. He uses PHP, MySQL, Google Maps, GIS, and other open source tools. He also has experience in statistical analysis and social movements (MA in Sociology from the University of Notre Dame). He is currently working on making his house more sustainable with solar panels, a vegetable garden, rain barrels, insulation, finding air leaks, two clothes lines, LED lights, and more. He can provide local community groups with computer tech advice (and also statistical analysis) and is open to making online (and possibly offline) maps for you.
Baltimore EJ & Zero Waste Organizer: Dante Swinton was involved in the successful fight against Santee Cooper's proposed coal plant in eastern-central South Carolina. He has run for state and local office to raise waste, recycling, energy and transit issues. He's now begun a graduate program at the University of Baltimore in Nonprofit Management and Social Entrepreneurship.