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Podcast for June 2017: Where is this ship headed?

06.15.17 | Actions, Ban Big Money, Beyond Coal, Citizens' Initiative, Election - BC 2017, No Tankers, Podcast, Strategy |  Kai Nagata

In the first episode since the provincial election, B.C. is still in rocky waters. SFU political scientist David Moscrop joins host Kai Nagata to explain what’s going on in the legislature and what could happen next. Director of Organizing Laura Benson hops aboard to explain what’s happening with the Citizens’ Initiative now that a new […]

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Bonus Bias at the Port of Vancouver

05.17.17 | Actions, Beyond Coal, Commentary |  Arie Ross

Would you trust a judge whose salary is paid by the accused? Our partner groups Voters Taking Action on Climate Change and Communities and Coal are in court this week, arguing bias in the Port of Vancouver’s decision to approve the controversial Fraser Surrey Docks coal project. What does this bias look like, you ask? […]

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Thermal coal exports in federal court next week!

05.11.17 | Beyond Coal, Commentary |  Guest Writer

Kevin Washbrook is director of the citizens’ group Voters Taking Action on Climate Change On May 17, along with our partners Communities and Coal, VTACC is taking the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (aka the Port of Vancouver) to Federal Court for judicial review of its approval of a new coal export facility at Fraser Surrey […]

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Christy Clark’s convenient climate conversion

05.03.17 | Beyond Coal, Election - BC 2017 |  Arie Ross

Liberal leader promises bold action on carbon pricing. Will she follow through? Christy Clark ratchets up her last-minute war on thermal coal, vowing to impose a carbon price at the B.C. border so punitive that shipments from the U.S. and prairie provinces would dry up overnight. In a news release May 2, the BC Liberal […]

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Podcast for the B.C. Election

04.30.17 | Actions, Ban Big Money, Beyond Coal, Democracy, Election - BC 2017, General, Podcast, Strategy |  Kai Nagata

In this election edition of the Dogwood podcast, Kai Nagata debriefs Christy Clark’s great flip-flop on U.S. thermal coal with Arie Ross. Lisa Sammartino breaks down last week’s leaders’ debate and discusses the role of political donations in the campaign. And Dogwood’s “resident youth voter motivation expert” Sophie Harrison talks about what Dogwood is doing […]

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Premier Clark flip flops on U.S. coal exports, hours before election debate

04.26.17 | Beyond Coal, Defend Our Farmland, Election - BC 2017 |  Arie Ross

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Will B.C. communities finally be free of toxic thermal coal trains? BURNABY — After years of pressure from health professionals, climate experts, municipal governments and citizen groups including Dogwood BC, Premier Christy Clark has suddenly moved to ban American thermal coal exports through Lower Mainland ports. “With an election in just two […]

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A Bridge over Trouble

04.19.17 | Beyond Coal, Commentary, Election - BC 2017 |  Guest Writer

A cable-stayed bridge over the Fraser River and a big earthquake could make for massive problems Daniel Wood is an investigative journalist uncovering the truth behind the Massey tunnel replacement For those hoping to halt the export of thermal coal from the lower Fraser River, it’s useful to consider a century-old American spiritual song that […]

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Why does dirty U.S. coal get a free ride through B.C.?

04.06.17 | Beyond Coal, Defend Our Farmland, Election - BC 2017, Op-Ed, Organizing |  Arie Ross

Americans reject terminals, so Montana’s coal heads to Asia through the Lower Mainland. Posted previously in the Tyee. If you’ve ever been to the ferry terminal in Tsawwassen, you’ve seen them. The big, black piles of coal framed against the mountains as you drive down the causeway. But not all coal is created equal. One […]

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