Emerging Leaders
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Emma Gilchrist

Executive Director, DeSmog Canada

Breaking news! It’s safe to say that without Emma, there’s a LOT that Canadians wouldn’t know about this country’s environmental issues. She’s built DeSmog Canada into a powerhouse investigative environmental journalism outlet from the ground up and now attracts more than 100,000 readers a month, breaking stories later picked up by the New York Times (Site C dam), the Globe (B.C.’s disappearing oil spill map) and CBC. Her video Q&A with Harry Swain regarding the proposed $8.8 billion Site C hydro dam has been viewed more than 1.6 million times and her team’s coverage of Kinder Morgan’s insistence on keeping its oil spill response plans secret contributed to the NEB changing its regulations to force companies to make such plans public. We think this kind of journalism is worth supporting: If you agree, you can support DeSmog at www.desmog.ca