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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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718,918 reasons Christy Clark said ‘yes’ to Kinder Morgan

01.11.17 | Ban Big Money, Let BC Vote, Media |  Lisa Sammartino

Update: The amount included below was calculated with information available at the time. Here is an updated total, based on the BC Liberals  2016 donor records.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 718,918 reasons Christy Clark said ‘yes’ to Kinder Morgan BC Liberals secure their ‘fair share’ of pipeline cash – in political donations VANCOUVER – After formally […]

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Kinder Morgan tankers delivering oil to California, not Asia

12.20.16 | Media, No Tankers |  Kai Nagata

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 20, 2016 Kinder Morgan tankers delivering oil to California, not Asia At current oil prices, Trans Mountain simply accelerates heavy oil sales to U.S. BURNABY – After loading up at Kinder Morgan’s Westridge marine terminal last week, the oil tanker Overseas Luzon has arrived at Long Beach, California – where refineries […]

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Cynical betrayal on Kinder Morgan galvanizes B.C. voters

11.29.16 | Let BC Vote, Media |  Sophie Harrison

Trudeau’s approval of Kinder Morgan will carry heavy political consequences VANCOUVER – Organizers with Dogwood Initiative are busy preparing canvass events in thirteen ridings across the province for this Saturday as British Columbians gear up to launch a citizens’ initiative to block bitumen transport to the West Coast. As acknowledged by Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould […]

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Safety Means Fewer Oil Tankers, Not More

11.07.16 | Media, No Tankers |  Christina Smethurst

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For immediate release 07/11/2016 Investments in response less effective than preventing oil spills in the first place, say marine safety advocates. VANCOUVER – The federal government appeared to be setting the stage today for approval of a major oil tanker expansion, with an announcement that failed to address two key platform commitments […]

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Resumption of American tanker barge traffic highlights safety gaps on B.C. coast

11.02.16 | Media, No Tankers |  Dogwood

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 1, 2016 UPDATE (9 a.m., Nov 2): The Dale R. Lindsey is anchored in Port Hardy on its way to Ketchikan, as foul weather continues to pound the central coast. BURNABY – The tug Dale R. Lindsey is on its way to Alaska, pushing more than a million gallons of fuel past […]

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Spill response boat sinks as Prime Minister appears to backtrack on tanker ban promise

10.19.16 | Media, No Tankers |  Lisa Sammartino

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 19, 2016 SPILL RESPONSE BOAT SINKS AS PRIME MINISTER APPEARS TO BACKTRACK ON TANKER BAN PROMISE With ongoing response to a diesel spill near Bella Bella in disarray, Prime Minister Trudeau’s comments prompt deep concern VICTORIA, B.C. – Coastal residents are gobsmacked to learn that a boat working to retrieve diesel […]

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British Columbians Knock the Block this October

10.07.16 | Actions, Let BC Vote, Media |  Lisa Sammartino

With a federal decision expected on Kinder Morgan in December, British Columbians petition in support of a citizens’ initiative. BURNABY — Supporters of B.C.’s largest citizen group, Dogwood Initiative, will be knocking on doors this month in support of their Let BC Vote campaign in preparation for a province-wide citizens’ initiative on pipeline and tanker […]

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