Dakota Access Pipeline Disruption
Offset: 10741.7 t CO2
The Dakota Access Pipeline (also known as the Bakken pipeline) carries crude oil from the Bakken formation in North Dakota to Gulf Coast refineries and export terminals via Patoka, Illinois. Protests and resistance to construction delayed the project for five months between September 10th, 2016, and February 9th, 2017.
Newcastle Port Blockade
Offset: 1681.7 t CO2
Activists shut down the port of Newcastle by climbing on machinery and pressing an emergency safety button. By attaching themselves to structures in the port, they blocked key bottlenecks in the multibillion-dollar coal supply chain in the Hunter Region of Australia for more than a week.
Exxon Pipeline Disruption
Offset: 120.47 t CO2
A new pipeline has been proposed to supply fuel to Heathrow airport, carrying fuel between Southhampton and London. Scott Breen (also known as “Digger”) dug and occupied a pit and shed next to the M25 at Chertsey in Surrey for 22 days. Other activists also damaged equipment.
SUV Tire Deflation
Offset: 1.112 t CO2
Tyre Extinguishers are an anonymous, leaderless group that aims to "make it impossible to own a huge polluting 4x4 in the world’s urban areas." To accomplish this goal they encourage individuals to deflate the tires of SUVs by inserting lentils and other small hard objects into tire valves, thereby inconveniencing vehicle owners and temporarily preventing vehicles from being driven. Between March and November of 2022 they estimate that over 10,000 SUVs were deflated.