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Elections BC investigates donations linked to Kinder Morgan

03.09.17 | Ban Big Money, Let BC Vote, Media |  Kai Nagata

Update, March 10 Elections BC has asked the RCMP to take over the investigation into B.C.’s unfolding political fundraising scandal. Mounties will be leading the probe into potentially illegal donations by Kinder Morgan and other corporations. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Election officials probe donations linked to Kinder Morgan Lobbyists, staff gave generously to BC Liberals before […]

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One last chance before election to Get Big Money Out Of Politics

02.16.17 | Ban Big Money, Election - BC 2017, Media |  Lisa Sammartino

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 16, 2017 One last chance before election to Get Big Money Out Of Politics Dogwood encourages constituents to contact MLAs in support of reform VICTORIA — B.C.’s largest citizen engagement group today applauded the introduction of election reform bills from MLAs John Horgan and Vicki Huntington. “86 per cent of British […]

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

01.27.17 | 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 pipe 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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Best year-end fundraising total ever

01.16.17 | Fundraising, 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 ’ of pipe 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 ivering 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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