This website shall share information about power plants, and facilitate networking between people and groups that oppose them.
Introduction to the Website
Flyer about the Website (2.8 mb)
If you want to join our network of grassroots activists and fighting power plants and dirty energy facilities, then you should
get a user account:
1. Sign Up
2. Add Your Group
There are several ways to find facilities.
My Community Map - Enter your zip code or address and it will give you all the facilities within 200 miles. If you choose a zip code, this will also give you air quality and demographics data.
State Map - Go to the Map homepage and select your state. Shows all the facilities in the state
National Map - You can see all the facilities of one or more types on a map of the United States. This is slower if you are looking at many facilities.
Basic - A basic facility search.
Advanced - An advanced facility search (in beta).
We currently do not have many resources uploaded. These are files, like PDFs, that are useful to activists. If you need help uploading a file - let us know.
Our corporation data set is primarily from the EIA database (including ownership information). So it includes corporations connected to dirty energy and waste facilities. Eg. it includes only a fraction of all corporations.
For the My Community map, if you enter a zip code we have Census data (from 1999/2000) for income and race on a zip code level. If you want to see more Census information let us know! We plan to use the 2010 data once it is released.
For the My Community and State Maps, you will see a list of Congressional Representatives and Senators along with links for their campaign financing, voting, and profile. This is powered by Sunlight Labs. In the future, we will have information for state legislators.
Navigating the Site and Search Results
Say you click on a facility and it shows the corporation that owns the facility. Then you
can click on the corporation to see all the facilities that it owns.
If you do a search, the results are displayed twenty at a time. You can jump from one
page to another using the controls at the bottom.
You can also sort the results by clicking on a column name.
You can export facility search results using the buttons on the right hand side.
We strive to maintain a high standard of quality for information on our site so that
that you do not have to sort through junk to find what you're looking for. Our first
line of defense against junk is that a moderator must approve submitted information
before it is publicly available. Our second line of
defense is to rely upon your suggestions.
We have tested the website using Internet Explorer, Firefox (we recommend 3+), Chrome (fastest option), Opera, and Safari.
If you are having problems with your browser please let us know the browser version and operating system that you are using.
This website runs on a, heavily modified version, of an open source software package called
Activism Network. If you want to help us develop this software, we'd love to have your help. We will do a public release in the future.
You want our Facilities Data?
In the future we plan to share our facilities data using an API. In the mean time, you can check our list of sources and get the data from them. We are very
interested in working with other environmental or activist organizations who want to share data. We are not interested in working with energy consulting firms that
deal with gas, coal, oil, nuclear, or biomass (aka waste to energy).
We would love to hear from you about how we can improve this site!