ForestEthics – Stand.Earth

Stand.Earth is not considered a charitable organization, so be aware if you give money to them, its your own fault if they pocket the funds. They make the claim that they are a registered non-profit in Canada. but no such record exists with Revenue Canada. They registered their name, that is the limit of their registration in British Columbia. These crooks used their change of name registration to claim they have charitable status in BC.

Click to enlarge) Note the BC Reg Id: S0059653 Let me say it again, they are NOT registered as a non profit in Canada, they are are simply a registered society.
Click to Enlarge – Note the S-0059653 is a society number not a charity number.

Let me quote, as this quote pretty much sums up what both ForestEthics & Stand.Earth are all about. It also explains why they needed to change their face and rename themselves to a name people would not recognize.

Organizations like Stand.earth have done everything they can to discredit the National Energy Board so that the public will not have an independent agency to decide where the public interest lies. They do not want independent, professional and non-partisan judgements about pipelines or other energy projects. Instead, they want to appeal to those who lack expertise and objectivity or are politically opposed to all energy development to substitute bias for professional judgement.

If that was not enough try this one from the Financial Post.

New information contained in U.S. tax returns makes clear that a large percentage of the fuss over the Northern Gateway pipeline has been generated by a single, American organization: ForestEthics, based in San Francisco. In its 2012 tax return, filed with the I.R.S., ForestEthics claims credit for having generated fully 87 percent of the letters of comment sent to the National Energy Board regarding the Joint Review Panel for the Northern Gateway.

ForestEthics has been working to stigmatize the Alberta oil industry since 2009. That year, ForestEthics reported to the I.R.S. “By stigmatizing ‘dirty’ sources of energy, we can make it difficult to finance and sell these products…”

Between 2009 and 2012, ForestEthics USA transferred $3.3 million to Canadian counter-parts, tax returns say. The recipients are not identified except in 2012 when ForestEthics USA reported that it paid $466,711 to sister organizations in British Columbia, ForestEthics Solutions Society and ForestEthics Advocacy Association which split off from Tides Canada in 2012.

ForestEthics also takes credit for organizing First Nations opposed to the pipeline.

Another must read is “Forest Ethics Paid to Stop Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline

According to its web-site, in 2010 the Oak Foundation granted $US 299,879 to Forest Ethics “to minimize Tar Sands impacts by 1) creating a perception of economic risk, whereby Tar Sands imports became less attractive to US corporations and, the Canadian government questions its unbridled support for expanded and unregulated development; 2) placing a hard cap on Tar Sands emissions to slow expansion and clean up operations; and 3) addressing the environmental impacts of Tar Sands to limit toxic pollution of water and air and respect Aboriginal Treaty Rights.

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