Why is it important to help frontline community activists?

Frontline communities face the most adverse health, social and environmental consequences of fossil fuel projects because they are situated closest to mines, power plants and other industrial infrastructure. By standing up to industries and corporations, these communities are protecting their lives and livelihoods. However, even though they are on the frontlines of efforts to stop the largest, dirtiest, and most carbon intensive industries, many of these groups are volunteer-based and have very few resources.