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Blockadia: Keep Fossil Fuels in the Ground!

On every continent there is an increasing frequency and intensity of resistance movements against fossil fuel projects. These interwoven spaces of resistance are Blockadia, along the chain of extraction, transportation and combustion.

Global gas Lock-in Map

This map shows European gas resistance in the context of massive proposed new gas infrastructure that would represent a “Fossil Fuel Lock-in” for Europe and massive public spending through the publically supported “Projects of Common Interest” (PCIs).
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Coal Fired Power Plants in Chicago, USA

In August of 2012, the Fisk and Crawford Power Plants closed their doors after the "marriage" of community/grassroots organizations and larger "big green" organizations and their campaign against coal.

Kenney Dam, British Columbia, Canada

Washed Away: Kenney Dam flooded Chelsetta lands and villages to produce hydropower for Alcan's (now Rio Tinto's) aluminium smelter. In 1950 the government invited Alcan to explore the potential of sites around the country for hydroelectricity.

Tourism development versus nature conservation in Wadi El Gemal Protected Area along the Red Sea, Egypt

The conflict is latent and intractable as it reflects the legal chaos in Egypt, particularly in relation to natural resources management and development.

Contested construction of large dams in Santa Cruz river, Argentina

In the era of distributed generation, the government proposes the construction of two large dams on the Santa Cruz River, far away from the demand, impacting on the hydrological cycle of the river and the habitats that depend on it.

Iron ore mining and mineroduct, Morro do Pilar, Minas Gerais, Brazil

A major iron ore mining export venture in Minas Gerais threatens traditional communities and biodiversity, includes a 500 km pipeline transporting the ore to a port terminal in Espírito Santo.

Hambantota Port Development Project, Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan police used water cannons to try to break up violent clashes between government supporters and villagers marching against a plan to take over private land for an industrial zone and port development supported by China.