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Top 5 Reasons To Ban Oil Trains Immediately

Todd Paglia | Posted 06.29.2016 | Green
Todd Paglia

On Friday, June 3rd, a crude oil train traveled through the scenic Columbia River Gorge, a national treasure and one of the most beautiful spots in a country blessed with some of the most stunning places on Earth.

Canadian Logging Company Tries to Silence Critics with RICO Lawsuit

Todd Paglia | Posted 06.01.2016 | Green
Todd Paglia

In America, people and groups of people have the right to speak out when others are harming our shared resources - our air, water, forests, and wildlife. This lawsuit is an attempt to muzzle individuals and the public interest groups they support.

Super Mermaid vs Starbucks Cup Monster: Stand Launches Better Cup Campaign

Todd Paglia | Posted 04.08.2016 | Green
Todd Paglia

Today, Stand launches the Starbucks Better Cup Campaign to demand that the coffee giant stop destroying forests. Starbucks serves four billion disposa...

Stand: A New Name for ForestEthics Reflects Action on Forests, Community, Climate and Solutions

Todd Paglia | Posted 03.22.2016 | Green
Todd Paglia

On March 22 ForestEthics takes a new name that demonstrates our commitment to stand for communities and the climate just as we fight for forests and w...

Federal Court Order: Explosive DOT-111 "Bomb Train" Oil Tank Cars Can Continue to Roll

Steve Horn | Posted 03.25.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

A U.S. federal court has ordered a halt in proceedings until May in a case centering around oil-by-rail tankers pitting the Sierra Club and ForestEthics against the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).

Rolling Bombs: Millions of Latinos Live Next Door to a Public Menace, Oil Trains

Javier Sierra | Posted 01.04.2015 | Green
Javier Sierra

Since 2005, the oil train traffic in North America has increased 40 fold. At any given moment, some nine million barrels of crude oil are being transported around North America. Yet we haven't seen any real improvements in the safety of these trains.

Urge Pepsi to Stop Guzzling Tar Sands

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.09.2014 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

A fact sheet outlines the toxicity of this form of oil and the resulting ecological devastation from the extraction process. Additional concerns include the excessive use of fresh water, high risk of endangering water supplies, spills, and the data documenting a spiked rate of cancer in communities adjacent to drilling areas.

ForestEthics and Sierra Club Urge PepsiCo to Stop Using Tar Sands Fuel

Michael Marx | Posted 07.07.2014 | Green
Michael Marx

We will continue to send the message to America's biggest companies that tar sands is toxic for our communities and our environment -- and therefore toxic for their brands. We will keep up the pressure until demand for tar sands fuel is squashed, and Alberta's bitumen is kept safely in the ground.

Angry Birds: Audubon Lends Its Support to Industry Initiative That Labels Clearcuts as 'Green' for $60,000

Jim Ace | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Jim Ace

That's right! An organization whose mission is to protect birds is collaborating with an industry whose members regularly cut down the occupied habitat of threatened or endangered forest birds! That makes no sense.

Our Commitment to Boreal Forest Protection: Stronger Than Resolute

Todd Paglia | Posted 07.22.2013 | Green
Todd Paglia

While Resolute has proven unwilling to act in good faith, the other signatories of the historic CBFA remain committed to finding solutions for the Boreal. So am I.

Connecting the Dots Between Envelopes and Clearcuts: New Company Announcements in ForestEthics' Campaign Against SFI Greenwash

Kristi Chester Vance | Posted 06.30.2013 | Green
Kristi Chester Vance

This week Office Depot, Southwest Airlines, Cricket Communications, and Hewlett-Packard joined the growing market trend against the logging industry's greenwash program, The 'Sustainable Forestry Initiative' (SFI).

If You Can't Beat Them, Try to Silence Them With Lawyers: Really, SFI?

Todd Paglia | Posted 06.22.2013 | Green
Todd Paglia

Sustainable Forestry Initiative is the best greenwashing that money can buy. That's why so many companies have dropped the SFI label and it's also why the premier green building system, LEED, has refused SFI's many attempts to make SFI certified lumber eligible for LEED green building points.

The Sacred Headwaters: Goliath Defeated by 1,000 Davids

Todd Paglia | Posted 06.03.2013 | Green
Todd Paglia

The people took a stand against one of the largest multi-national oil companies in the world and resolved to fight back against Shell's plans to annihilate the Sacred Headwaters. And we were successful.