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Dogwood now accepts bitcoin donations

02.17.17 | Commentary, General |  Aiden Abram

We’ve caught up with 2014 (ha, ha) and Dogwood now accepts Bitcoin donations through BitPay! What IS Bitcoin? Basically, it’s an online currency not attached to a government or a bank, using cryptography to secure communications instead. To prevent cheating, all transactions are recorded on a public ledger verified by many computers around the world so […]

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Marc Eliesen: “Fixing the NEB after approving Trans Mountain’s expansion is disingenuous.”

02.14.17 | General, In Depth, No Tankers |  Sophie Harrison

Former BC Hydro CEO and Suncor Director lays it out at NEB modernization hearings The Ministry of Natural Resources’ “NEB Modernization Panel” met a very skeptical audience at the Vancouver stop of their cross-country tour last week. Retired energy executive Marc Eliesen, who was so fed up with the industry-captured NEB that he withdrew from the […]

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Trudeau’s climate plan: made for the oil patch

01.31.17 | Commentary, General, No Tankers |  Sophie Harrison

“New pipelines to transition to clean energy” is Canada’s own form of climate denial Watching Prime Minister Trudeau celebrate President Trump’s executive order reviving the Keystone XL pipeline got me thinking: how is it that our ‘progressive’ Canadian leader is siding with the climate-denying U.S. president on major fossil fuel expansion? It’s a scary reminder […]

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Ottawa’s pipeline double standard unfair to B.C.

01.27.17 | General, Media, No Tankers |  Sophie Harrison

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Energy East review scrapped; Kinder Morgan plows ahead   BURNABY – The National Energy Board’s decision today to re-start the review of the Energy East pipeline once again highlights the arbitrary and political nature of energy project reviews, says British Columbia citizens’ group. “Justin Trudeau promised to overhaul the Harper NEB before […]

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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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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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