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Historic coal victory in Washington increases pressure on B.C.

01.18.17 | Beyond Coal, Commentary, General |  Arie Ross

As Trump takes the wheel, U.S. thermal coal is looking for a way off the continent The denial of a key permit by the State of Washington has left the largest proposed coal facility on the West Coast of North America high and dry. The proponents of the export terminal in Longview, Washington failed to […]

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Best year-end fundraising total ever

01.16.17 | General, Media |  Dogwood

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dogwood supporters dig deep in 2016 VICTORIA – B.C. non-profit Dogwood netted $219,027 in its year-end fundraising campaign as British Columbians dug deep to power campaigns against oil tanker expansion, U.S. thermal coal and Big Money in B.C. politics. Dogwood, which has organizing teams in 32 ridings across the province, raised $898,000 […]

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CORRECTED VERSION: Liberal MPs respond on Kinder Morgan

01.06.17 | Commentary, General, No Tankers |  Guest Writer

Originally published in the Vancouver Sun, December 18 2016. Corrections by Dogwood staff. By: Pam Goldsmith-Jones, Terry Beech, Jonathan Wilkinson Last week, the prime minister announced the government’s decision to dismiss the Northern Gateway Pipeline Project, to formalize a moratorium on oil tankers on the north coast of B.C. for ships carrying crude or persistent […]

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Organizing is Always the Answer

11.22.16 | General, Organizing, Strategy |  Laura Benson

I was born and raised in Oregon. Aside from my kids and partner, all my family and most of my dearest friends are Americans who, unlike me, still live in the communities that have been riven by political and social divisions this year’s presidential election has wrought. On election night I feared for the safety […]

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Justin Trudeau needs to put down his shovel

09.22.16 | Commentary, General, No Tankers |  Lisa Sammartino

It is common sense that if you find yourself in a hole, the first step is to stop digging It is also common sense that in a world destabilized by extreme weather, rising sea levels and flows of climate refugees, allowing major new fossil fuel infrastructure to be built is a very bad idea. For […]

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Neither Law nor Order

07.21.16 | Commentary, General, Let BC Vote, No Tankers |  Lisa Sammartino

In Kamloops, dedicated residents raised concerns about Kinder Morgan’s pipeline proposal. These are their stories. The B.C. portion of the Minister’s Kinder Morgan TransMountain Pipeline Expansion panel tour kicked off this week. First stop: Kamloops, where a small but vocal group of First Nations, local government representatives and residents gathered to share their concerns about the […]

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Our weapon to stop oil tankers: the fax machine

06.10.16 | General, News, No Tankers |  Christina Smethurst

Should the NEB let Enbridge’s permits expire? It’s your call…I mean…fax Have you sent anyone a fax lately? Me neither, but we’re all going to learn how. That’s because Enbridge’s permits for the Northern Gateway oil tanker project are due to expire at the end of the month and the company has been forced to […]

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Turning the pages of the Panama Papers

05.13.16 | Ban Big Money, General, News |  Dave Mills

You don’t have to dig very deep to find a link to B.C. politics The announcement of a new and massive ‘offshore entities’ data leak came a couple of months ago while Dogwood was planning its new ‘Ban Big Money’ campaign. I decided to keep an eye on the Panama Papers, and signed up for […]

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