Environmental Groups

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Study Highlights:

12 out of 20 journalists mentioned environmental groups as story sources when covering stories on environmental impact.
The Pembina Institute was mentioned as a reliable source by a number of respondents. Journalists who use Pembina are aware that it has a particular perspective on oil sands development but trust it anyway. Eight respondents mentioned Pembina as a source they use and was the most-cited source for specific issues such as land disturbance and water use.

Our study respondents said they want advocacy groups to back up what they say with data and research and don’t want to hear spin.

Most respondents made it clear that they use more than one or two sources when writing about the environmental impact of the oil sands.

Climate Action Network*

Hannah McKinnon – 855-CLIMNET (254-6638) ext. 46

General Media Inqiures:

Sydney Grieve
Email: media@climateactionnetwork.ca
Toll free: 855-CLIMNET (254-6638) ex. 74

*mentioned by journalists in our study as a source they use

David Suzuki Foundation

Environmental Defence

Stephanie Kohls – Director of communications
416.323.9521 ext. 232
647.280.9521 (Cell)

ForestEthics Advocacy

Nikki Skuse – 778.210.0117 – Senior Energy Campaigner
Tzeporah Berman – 604.313.4713

Also see: ForestEthics.org


*mentioned by journalists in our study as a source they use

Indigenous Environmental Network

Tom Goldtooth
Executive Director
Email: ien@igc.org
Tel: (218) 751-4967

• Keepers of the Water

Roland Woodward – 780-972-1339

Harvey Scott
Director, Athabasca

The Pembina Institute*

Julia Kilpatrick – Communications Manager – 403.456.5518 (Cell) 613.265.5579
A list of spokespeople by topic is also available.

*mentioned by many journalists in our study as a reliable source

Sierra Club Canada*

John Bennett – executive director – 613.291.6888

*mentioned by journalists in our study as a source they use

TIDES Canada

Alison Henning
1.866.TIDES.CA (843.3722) ext. 9944

World Wildlife Fund Canada