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DEFEND THE GULF WEEK OF ACTION
April 17-22, 2021
ABOUT THE MOVEMENT
We cannot curb climate change in the U.S. without swift climate action in the Gulf.
The Gulf of Mexico and its coastal communities are in jeopardy. The oil, gas, and petrochemical industries have been rapidly expanding into residential zones. They are damaging precious wetlands and coastal areas and have been poisoning local residents for decades.
The construction of new fossil fuel infrastructure on the Gulf Coast will make the United States’ climate goals of a Carbon Free Energy Sector by 2035 and Net-zero Emissions by 2050 impossible to reach. There are over 30 proposed oil, gas, and petrochemical projects in various stages of development: 9 oil export terminal projects, 20+ proposed methane gas LNG export terminals, and many new petrochemical plants proposed. If allowed to continue construction, these projects will lock in oil and gas production and dependency—right at a time when rejoining the Paris Agreement and heeding the warnings of the IPCC should lead us to reduce carbon and air pollution emissions, not expand them.
COMMUNITIES ARE ORGANIZING EVENTS ACROSS THE GULF ON APRIL 17-22
On the Gulf Coast: ⚠️ 9 proposed Oil Exports terminals ⚠️ 20 proposed fracked gas LNG export terminals. It’s time for @Joe Biden to #BanFossilFuelExports to #DefendTheGulf | #DefiendeElGolfo! Our climate future depends on it.Tweet
JOIN THE MOVEMENT
Show us your favorite spot to catch a sunset in the Gulf states. Take a sunset selfie or video during the Defend the Gulf Week of Action and let the world know why the Gulf is worth defending. Use the hashtags #DefendTheGulf and #SunsetOnFossilFuels
SAT, April 17, 2020
Show us your favorite spot to catch a sunset in the Gulf states. Take an outdoor or sunset selfie or video during the Week of Action and let the world know why the Gulf is worth defending.
SUN, April 18, 2020
Take Action today to #StopFormosa Plastics which would double toxic emissions in parts of Cancer Alley.
MON, April 19, 2020
Join in Solidarity with Diane Wilson’s Hunger Strike to #StopTheDredging #BanOilExports
TUES, April 20, 2020
11 Years ago, the BP Drilling Disaster changed the Gulf. Join us for an online forum, Moving Beyond Petroleum in the Gulf, to pressure the Biden Administration to sell #NoNewLeases
WED, April 21, 2020
After the most active hurricane season on record in 2020, SW Louisiana & Texas faced an historic freeze this winter. The February winter storm that devastated Texas is sparking renewed calls to bail out fossil fuel corporations with your tax dollars. Join us to stop fossil fuel bailouts.
THURS, April 22, 2020