$2,500 to support grassroots and movement building activities to oppose oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and the proposed Bayou Bridge Pipeline, which would move fracked oil across 11 South Louisiana parishes disproportionately impacting African American communities and destroying over 600 wetland acres and disrupting some 700 water bodies, including the freshwater marshland of the Houma Nation and the fragile Atchafalaya Basin ecosystem.
$2,500 to support a delegation to participate in the People’s Climate March of 300 students and faculty mentors from the Historically Black Colleges & Universities Climate Change Consortium, an initiative representing frontline communities in the southern United States engaged in environmental & climate justice work.
$2,500 to support hosting action camps and direct action trainings in communities along the route of the Sabal Trail Pipeline, to oppose construction of what would be a 515 mile methane gas pipeline across the southeastern U.S. The Sabal Trail Pipeline has raised environmental justice concerns, would threaten the Floridan Aquifer that is home to hundreds of springs, rivers and lakes, and represents a multi-decade long investment for the fossil fuel industry.
$2,150 to support the Refinery Resistance School for Organizers that will bring together for a series of organizing and direct action workshops frontline community members in Philadelphia who are emerging as leaders in a campaign seeking to shift political support against fossil fuel industry projects and towards a green economy for all, while specifically working to shut down the largest oil refinery on the East Coast. Participants are mostly African American and Latina and live on the fenceline of the refinery and are impacted by its health effects daily.
$4,000 to support efforts to oppose 5,000 acres of new mountaintop removal coal mining operations on and nearby Coal River Mountain in West Virginia, utilizing an approach of intensive monitoring and public pressure to reveal a pattern of regulatory violations in order to shut down existing operations and deny new permits.
$1,500 to support frontline community-led actions at the Shell Annual General Meeting in Den Haag, Netherlands and the Shell London Investor meeting pushing for no new leases in Gulf of Mexico, including supporting the participation of Monique Verdin, resident of the Louisiana coast and member-elect of the Houma Nation Council, to speak and present a pop-up exhibition of her work as an award-winning filmmaker and photographer documenting climate and fossil fuel infrastructure impacts on Gulf communities.
$1,500 to support an event in Washington DC to train 30+ Appalachian leaders on how they can speak up to protect mountains, preserve water and to reclaim the future from the devastating legacy of coal mining in the region, as well as a corresponding mobilization to push for stricter water protections that would prevent future mountaintop removal coal mining.
$1,500 to support an Indigenous-led action, including a delegation from Black Mesa, Arizona, to pressure Peabody and other parties with power in the world’s second-largest coal producer’s bankruptcy hearings, in an effort to wrest the company’s settlement away from big shareholders and executive bonuses and toward a “Just Transition Fund” for coal-harmed communities.
$1,650 to support a coalition of Native American and African American communities mobilizing at the Marathon Oil shareholders meeting against a proposed pipeline corridor through the heart of Minnesota’s lake country and Native homelands to refineries in a neighborhood in Detroit known as the most polluted area of Michigan.
$2,500 to support the 6th Extreme Energy Extraction Summit in Mt Pleasant, PA, bringing together a wide variety of leaders representing groups across the country who are resisting all forms of energy extraction, with a particular focus on strengthening regional organizing where the Marcellus Shale and Northern Appalachian coalfields overlap.