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Dave Gray-Donald

Program Manager, Oil and Gas

Dave has worked at the intersections of environment, media, and movements for social justice for over a decade. He followed pipeline battles like Line 9 and Energy East in Quebec and Ontario as a journalist before moving to Treaty Four Territory in Regina, SK, to work as the publisher of Briarpatch Magazine. While there, he became increasingly interested in the oil and gas industry, even taking the bus (when it existed) to Calgary to cover the Global Petroleum Show. Before joining Environmental Defence, Dave worked as a book publicist at Between the Lines, a social justice publisher in Toronto. He enjoys basketball, gardening, and biking around the city to meet up with friends and find good food.

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Jan 17, 2023

Members of Parliament lobbied extensively by oil & gas industry in November

It’s time for another round-up of lobbying of the federal government by Canada’s oil and…

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Dec 09, 2022

Oil & Gas Lobbyists Target Natural Resources, Environment, and Finance Ministries in October

The data is in for October 2022, and so, like we did last month, we’ve…

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Dec 02, 2022

More gas, more missing climate targets

Co-written with Aly Hyder Ali, Program Manager, Oil and Gas What has prevented Canada from…

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Nov 08, 2022

Statement from Dave Gray-Donald, Oil & Gas Program Manager, on need to cancel Pathways Alliance event at COP27 in Egypt

Toronto | Traditional territories of the Huron-Wendat, the Anishnaabeg, Haudenosaunee, Chippewas and the Mississaugas of…

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Nov 04, 2022

Statement from Dave Gray-Donald, Oil & Gas Program Manager, on Canada’s oil & gas companies reporting over $11 billion in Q3 profits

Toronto | Traditional territories of the Huron-Wendat, the Anishnaabeg, Haudenosaunee, Chippewas and the Mississaugas of…

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Nov 01, 2022

Minister Wilkinson and Pathways Alliance top September’s oil & gas lobbying round up

It has been about a month since we launched the Federal Oil & Gas Lobbying…

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Oct 26, 2022

Don’t buy the hype: LNG is bad for the climate

There is lots of talk about fossil gas these days in Canada, and it can…

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Oct 05, 2022

Statement from Dave Gray-Donald, Program Manager, Oil and Gas, on reported 3% increase in emissions intensity of Canadian oil and gas

Toronto | Traditional territories of the Huron-Wendat, the Anishnaabeg, Haudenosaunee, Chippewas and the Mississaugas of…

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Sep 19, 2022

It’s alive! Our new lobbying bot let’s you track oil & gas lobbying at your fingertips

We’re excited to announce the launch of the Federal Oil & Gas Lobbying Bot, @FedLobBot…

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Aug 23, 2022

Big Oil made $12 Billion in 3 months, and they’ll still fight climate action at every step

Canadian oil & gas companies just posted huge profits. Let’s recap what was announced, and…

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