$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.
$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.