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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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Hidroelectrica Gaya en el rio Apulco, Puebla, Mexico

Since 2013, people of San Juan Tahitic resist against extractivist projects, "proyectos de muerte". Several environmental defenders have been killed in the Sierra Norte of Puebla.

Represa El Comedero y el “Ecocidio en Sinaloa” por minería, Mexico

Los pescadores luchan contra la contaminación de la presa El Comedero causado por la mina del Grupo Bacis que ha llevado a mortalidad de peces y peligros de salud a las comunidades debido a la contaminación de agua con arsénico y metales pesados.

Meinung dam and Yellow Butterfly valley, Taiwan

The controversy over the proposed Meinung dam began in 1992. It would damage the local Hakka population and also the biodiversity of the Yellow Butterfly valley. The project was stopped.

Platinum mining in Eastern Shan State, Myanmar

The Lahu Women Organization denounced the ‘grab for white gold’ in Eastern Shan State and called upon the government to stop the socially and environmentally destructive mining.

Aranmula greenfield Airport (AGA) project, Kerala, India

In 2016, the Aranmula airport was scrapped after local villagers as well as representatives from the temple protested against it, and the project was unable to get environmental clearances even after multiple tries.

Kushinagar International Airport, UP, India

New International Airport is proposed in the one of the four holy places declared by the Buddha to be fit. The land required for the airport site is cultivable land and the farmers were not willing to give their land for the project.