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From calling on Levi's and Carnival Corporation to stop using fossil fuels to power their factories and ships, to pushing Starbucks and Charmin to incorporate recycled paper into their coffee cups and toilet paper, to fighting the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure while championing a clean energy future across California, Washington, and British Columbia — we're always up to something. Read our latest blogs and opinion pieces here:


Ethan Blog Top
21 Sep 2016
This decision came only hours after the Surface Transportation Board (STB) - a little-known federal agency that primarily handles disputes between railroads - affirmed the City’s right to deny Valero’s project. Buoyed by the STB’s decision and the tremendous, unceasing opposition to oil trains among Benicia residents, the council did the right thing and sided with the community over Big Oil.
Fight for 15 National Partnership Banner
20 Sep 2016
Last week we had the honor of hosting a webinar featuring three leaders from the Fight for 15, the global movement fighting for a $15 an hour minimum wage and the right to form a union without retaliation which has had huge wins in California, New York and many U.S. cities. One of the key takeaways from the webinar was the importance of the solidarity workers in the movement are building, with each other and with allies.
Trudeau Reset
09 Sep 2016
After weeks of protests, canceled hearings, and accusations of impropriety, the National Energy Board’s review of the Energy East pipeline collapsed under the weight of scandal. As first reported in the National Observer, panel members of the Board had met behind closed doors with pipeline lobbyist and former Premier of Quebec, Jean Charest, seriously damaging the NEB’s credibility as a neutral regulator.e
KM Consent
26 Aug 2016
The federal Liberal government’s appointed panel has just completed its meetings on Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.
BC Climate Change - Twitter Share
19 Aug 2016
Vancouver — Stand, the non-profit environmental group formerly known as ForestEthics, responded with disappointment and dismay at the BC government’s so-called ‘Climate Leadership Plan,’ today.