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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:


Super Mermaid vs Starbucks Cup Monster
08 Apr 2016
Today, Stand launches the Starbucks Better Cup Campaign to demand that the coffee giant stop destroying forests. Starbucks serves four billion disposable coffee cups each year -- that’s 1.6 million trees logged for cups that are used once and thrown away. Yes, straight to the landfill. Mostly, the cups can’t be recycled. That’s a mountain of trash and Starbucks knows all those clearcut trees for their cups end up in the landfill.
Oil Train
28 Mar 2016
Washington is now one of only two states that requires railroads to disclose whether they have sufficient insurance to cover a “reasonable worst case spill.” This is a step in the right direction. But the new rule falls far short of requiring enough insurance to cover a catastrophic oil train derailment, spill and explosion.
21 Mar 2016
On March 22 ForestEthics is taking a new name that demonstrates our commitment to stand for communities and the climate, just as we fight for forests and wild places. [Drum roll please] Beginning today ForestEthics will now be: Stand You can find us online at
Bakken Oil Train
02 Mar 2016
In a scathing critique, the US Department of Transportation Inspector General called out the Federal Railroad Administration (which is an agency within DOT) for failing to adequately evaluate or reduce the risks of a catastrophic oil train accident to the American public. The conclusion: The FRA is failing to provide adequate oversight and policing of oil trains, and FRA fails to enforce the rules or prosecute violators when they find dangerous violations.
Andrés Soto of Benicians for a Safe & Healthy Community
18 Feb 2016
In early February, two California planning commissions held hearings and faced decisions on permitting dangerous new oil train projects. In both cases local grassroots groups, supported by people and organizations across the state, spoke loudly and clearly against the projects. The question then became, would commissions listen?