$4,000 to support efforts to stop the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP), a 300-mile-long, 42-inch diameter fracked gas pipeline currently under construction in West Virginia and Virginia that would contribute to annual greenhouse gas emissions of almost 90 million metric tons, but which local opposition has currently delayed by more than a year in various sensitive areas including National Forests and water crossings.
$2,500 to support the Climate Justice Alliance Member Convening, bringing together grassroots and frontline community members to collectively build alignment and relationships, strengthen collective practices, and adapt CJA’s strategic plans to advance climate justice through 2020 and beyond grounded in a holistic, intersectional framework.
$5,000 to support the Frontline Oil & Gas Action Summit to examine the impacts of the oil & gas industry on the Ponca Nation and communities of Oklahoma, share Indigenous-led strategies of resistance, and build united strategies for taking on the oil & gas industry in Oklahoma and beyond.
$2,000 to support the Scaling Our Climate Resistance Tour, with participation by activist from the strong and diverse radical climate justice movement that has been growing in Germany, founded on principles of frontline struggles, mass mobilization, direct action, and cooperation across organizational and tactical differences, which last fall led actions where 6,000 people collectively blocked coal infrastructure, along with staging 82 simultaneous tree sits that keep forests from being bulldozed.
$5,000 to support efforts to re-establish Indigenous governance over Wet’suwet’en territory and protect it from several proposals to construct oil and gas pipelines, including the 420-mile Coastal GasLink pipeline that would carry fracked gas from northeast British Columbia to LNG Canada, a massive proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal that exemplifies the sector’s climate and human rights impacts.
$2,500 to support community organizing, developing local leadership, trainings, and partnerships work in Uniontown, Alabama that is seeking to address impacts of 4 million tons of toxic coal ash waste that were transported to a landfill nearby the city, which is home to 90% Black residents, after the largest industrial spill in U.S. history.
$10,000 to support a training for trainers and broader Native-led gathering towards building a multi-faceted South Dakota Tribes and national organizing and capacity building strategy centered on Lakota traditional practices of community building in an effort to prepare grassroots Native and non-Native communities for efforts to stop construction of the KXL pipeline if and when it moves forward.
$3,000 to support activities related to the Peoples’ Tribunal on Harvey Recovery, an event meant to uplift the first-hand accounts of Hurricane Harvey’s flooding, the impacts of climate change on the most vulnerable populations, and the status of slow, ongoing recovery efforts a year later in the Houston area, which is home to the largest concentration of petrochemical facilities, storage tanks and infrastructure in the world.
$10,000 to support Solidarity to Solutions (Sol2Sol) Week of activities as a counterpoint to the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS), explicitly addressing the urgent need to stop new fossil fuel extraction and shift away from a fossil fuel driven economy, as well as the need to center the role of Indigenous peoples and frontline communities in protecting ecologically-critical ecosystems and to address the disproportionate impacts they suffer to their health, livelihood and culture from the effects of climate change and from destructive and invasive extractive industry mega-projects.
$5,000 to support the Indigenous-led L’eau Est La Vie camps and related activities to protect water, communities and local ways of life from the Bayou Bridge pipeline in Louisiana, 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.