The report highlights and analyzes 26 Indigenous frontline struggles in the past decade against a variety of fossil fuel projects across Turtle Island over all stages of the fossil fuel development chain. Our analysis reveals that Indigenous resistance to carbon over the past decade has stopped projects equivalent to 400 new coal-fired power plants, or roughly 345 million new passenger vehicles. Additionally, Indigenous resistance has helped shift public debate around fossil fuels and Indigenous Rights, while averting lock-in of carbon-intensive projects.
Eight water protectors now face up to five years behind bars due to a new law targeting pipeline opponents. They were arrested and charged with interfering with “critical infrastructure” — in this case the Bayou Bridge Pipeline being built by Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) through the ancient cypress forests within the Atchafalaya Basin. The circumstances … Read More