$2,500 to support the 8th Extreme Energy Extraction Summit in Detroit, MI bringing together a wide variety of leaders representing groups across the country who are resisting all forms of energy extraction, specifically through providing travel support to participants from frontline communities with limited access to resources.
$5,000 to support travel costs and frontline community led-actions at the JPMorgan Chase Annual General Meeting. The actions served to escalate pressure on the bank to respect Indigenous rights and divest from fossil fuels by ending investments in the tar sands sector.
$1,000 to support travel and participation of a key partner in the Fossil Free Festival to conduct trainings and media work in support of frontline communities fighting Alberta tar sands and fossil fuel extraction in the Gulf Coast.
$2,500 to support the Carrizo/Comecrudo Tribe hosting a series of mobilizations together with local allies around the theme of ‘Connecting the Sacred’ to highlight and challenge various fossil fuel projects in south Texas that are cumulatively impacting sacred sites, animals, communities and the climate, including plans to transform the coastal landscape of the Rio Grande Valley into an industrial fracked gas export hub.
$2,500 to support rural community efforts in Minnesota to stop a new tar sands pipeline from Enbridge, Inc. that would traverse over 1,000 miles from Hardisty, Alberta to Superior, Wisconsin, transporting an average of 760,000 barrels of crude oil from the Alberta tar sands each day, as well as pressuring Enbridge to decommission an existing pipeline it plans to abandon and to remediate the soil and water contamination left behind.
$1,500 to support a project to install solar panels in 3 sites on the land of local landowners opposed to TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline that will be connected to Nebraska’s power grid, generating clean, renewable energy for the state — as opposed to a risky pipeline that would provide little benefit to Nebraskans and threaten farms and ranches and put at risk the critical Ogallala Aquifer and sacred Indigenous sites like the Ponca Trail of Tears.
$2,500 to support community organizing and a finance campaign seeking to secure the cancellation of a proposed fracked-gas power plant in Burrillville, RI, building on a strong local and regional movement against the fracked-gas industry and major pipeline expansion plans in the Northeast.
$2,500 to support the Indigenous-led L’eau Est La Vie camp that will host trainings and workshops for partners to protect water and local ways of life from the Bayou Bridge pipeline, which would destroy over 600 wetland acres and disrupt some 700 water bodies, including the freshwater marshland of the Houma Nation and the fragile Atchafalaya Basin ecosystem.
$1,500 to support frontline community member participation in GAIA’s first U.S.-Canada Regional Meeting in over ten years to help determine the best strategies and pathways forward to advance environmental justice outcomes with the advent of a new administration intent upon rolling back environmental regulations. GAIA member organizations have been very successful in preventing or decommissioning large point sources of greenhouse gas emissions – over 30 incinerators have been either closed or blocked at the proposal stage in the U.S. and Canada from 2012 to 2016 due to the actions of the GAIA network.
$2,500 to support the Two Rivers Camp and campaign seeking to prevent the completion of the Trans Pecos Pipeline (TPPL), a project of Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners, the same company that owns the Dakota Access Pipeline, that would carry fracked gas through West Texas impacting a number of Native communities and go under the Rio Grande River and ecologically sensitive Chihuahuan Desert to export facilities in Mexico.