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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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Las Coloradas, Neuquén, Argentina

This is a conflict on copper and gold mining in Neuquén. Resistance of "self-organized" neighbours' assemblies and also of Mapuche communities. Consolidation of a network of environmental justice organizations.

Bangabandhu Airport, Arial Beel wetlands, Bangladesh

In 2011 a proposal for a major airport in the Arial Beel wetlands was cancelled following protests by farmers and fisherfolk . Potential alternative sites would displace people and a recent proposal to locate the project in Char Janajat triggered protest.

Shwe Taung Cement Factory, Mandalay, Myanmar

Dirty coal fuels a controversial cement factory in Mandalay, financed by World Bank's IFC. A large civil society coalition has denounced it as irresponsible investment.

Hidroelectricas de Atzala-Coyolapa, Puebla, Mexico

Puebla is threatened by mining and dams mostly in indigenous territories. Local residents fear this new hydroelectric "proyecto de muerte" in Sierra Negra may do further damage. There is extreme violence against activists.

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.

Angangueo community vs Grupo Mexico, Michoacan, Mexico

Grupo Mexico announced reactivation of Angangueo mine using underground mining technologies to extract silver, zinc, lead and copper. This place hosts El Rosario sanctuary that is part of the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve.