ForestEthics

Founded in 2000, ForestEthics is a nonprofit environmental organization with staff in Canada, the United States and C­hile. Our mission is to protect Endangered Forests and wild places, wildlife, and human wellbeing--one of our focus areas is climate change, which compromises all of our efforts if left unchecked. We catalyze environmental leadership among industry, governments and communities by running hard-hitting and highly effective campaigns that leverage public dialogue and pressure to achieve our goals.

Releases by this organization

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Thursday, February 04, 2016
Hundreds Voice Opposition to SLO Crude Oil Train Plan at Hearings and Demonstration
The SLO County Planning Board holds hearings today on the controversial proposal to build a crude oil train terminal at the Phillips 66 oil refinery in SLO County. Hundreds of citizens will gather to testified against the proposal and at a rally outside the hearing room to demonstrate opposition to...
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Monday, February 01, 2016
Final Agreement Will Permanently Safeguard 85 Percent of Great Bear Rainforest
Today First Nations governments and the BC government, with the support of ForestEthics Solutions, Greenpeace, Sierra Club BC and five forestry companies, announced the fulfilment of the Great Bear Rainforest Agreements. Eighty-five percent (3.1 million hectares) of the remote wilderness region’s...
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Thursday, January 28, 2016
Environmentalists Welcome New Federal Assessment Process for Pipelines and Energy Projects
Today's announcement by the Federal Government places new hurdles in the in the path of the Kinder Morgan pipeline and other energy projects by creating new tests on climate impacts, scientific analyses, community support and First Nations consent. “If this new process is rigorous and the...
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Wednesday, January 20, 2016
First Nations, Environmental Groups Condemn Kinder Morgan NEB Hearings
First Nations and environmental groups are calling on Prime Minister Trudeau to stop the Kinder Morgan process and honour his promise to restore credibility to the environmental assessment process. The groups believe the process is so catastrophically flawed, there is no way that a final...
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Monday, January 11, 2016
Statement: Province of B.C. Formally Opposes Kinder Morgan Pipeline
Today the Province of British Columbia announced its opposition to the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline in its submission to the National Energy Board. Sven Biggs, ForestEthics Advocacy campaign organizer released the following statement: “The BC government created a simple test that Kinder...
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Thursday, March 05, 2015
ForestEthics Applauds 3M’s New Industry-Leading Sustainability Plan: Revised Policies Enhance Protection of Endangered Forests, Local Communities and Wild Places
ForestEthics today announced support of a new 3M sustainability policy that will ensure that the maker of Post-it Notes will have a minimal impact on forests, wildlife and human rights. 3M’s paper-based products and packaging require pulp and paper from sources around the world. Working in...
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Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Statement: Oil Train Accident in West Virginia
Yesterday an oil train carrying explosive Bakken crude derailed and caught fire in Fayette County, West Virginia. Forty-eight hours earlier, on Saturday, an oil train carrying toxic Alberta tar sands derailed and spilled in Ontario, Canada. Todd Paglia, ForestEthics executive director, released the...
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014
US, Canada Transportation Chiefs to Meet Thursday on Oil Train Safety
US Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx and Canadian Minister of Transport Lisa Raitt are scheduled to meet in Ottawa on Thursday, December 18, to discuss ways to harmonize safety regulations for trains hauling crude oil according to a report by Reuters newswire. Todd Paglia, ForestEthics...
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Wednesday, February 20, 2013
More Oil Spill Risk and Less Coastguard Means Moving From ‘Dumb to Dumber’
Yesterday, the Kitsilano Coast Guard station was abruptly shut down. Vancouver residents have repeatedly voiced their concerns about this proposal since it was first announced by the Harper Government, but no date for the closure had been announced.
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Tuesday, June 28, 2011
TimberWest Logging Threatens Great Bear Rainforest Solution
ForestEthics, Greenpeace and Sierra Club BC released photos today that show increased TimberWest logging activity in the southern part of the Great Bear Rainforest is jeopardizing success of the conservation model that was established to protect the area. The region is the largest remaining intact coastal temperate rainforest in the world and home to the rare white Spirit Bear, grizzly bears and rich runs of salmon.
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