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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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More Kinder bucks for Christy Clark

01.17.17 | Ban Big Money, Commentary, Let BC Vote |  Lisa Sammartino

Real-time disclosure reveals ongoing oil patch payments to BC Liberals Last week we added up the payout to Christy Clark and the BC Liberals from Kinder Morgan and friends, which greased the wheels for the province’s flip-flop on the dangerous oil tanker expansion project. We found that Kinder Morgan, its shippers and allied pipeline and […]

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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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Trudeau is betting against himself on climate

12.22.16 | Commentary, No Tankers |  Kai Nagata

Sure, bitumen has a market in 20 years – if climate action fails Prime Minister Trudeau let his mask slip the day he approved two new heavy oil export pipelines: “There isn’t a country in the world that would find billions of barrels of oil and leave it in the ground while there is a […]

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Thanks For a Great Year

12.20.16 | Actions, Commentary, Organizing |  Charles Campbell

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Will Premier Clark uphold her five conditions?

12.19.16 | Commentary, Let BC Vote, No Tankers |  Sophie Harrison

By caving to Ottawa and the oil industry, B.C.’s premier would break her promise to our province After Prime Minister Trudeau approved Kinder Morgan last month, all eyes turned to Christy Clark. She responded by saying Kinder Morgan was “very, very close” to meeting her government’s conditions for oil pipeline and tanker projects through the […]

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Like Trudeau, Premier Clark will approve Kinder Morgan. Here’s why.

12.15.16 | Ban Big Money, Commentary, Let BC Vote, No Tankers |  Lisa Sammartino

Industry backers have donated at least $720,000 to ensure Trans Mountain’s provincial approval. Last week Prime Minister Trudeau announced his approval of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain expansion because, as he’d have us believe, “it meets the strictest of environment standards.” Trudeau directly addressed British Columbians with these words: “If I thought this project was unsafe […]

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We need courageous leaders, not empty promises and lies

12.13.16 | Citizens' Initiative, Commentary, Let BC Vote, No Tankers |  Will Horter

“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to your friends.” -Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Occasionally, a leader has the courage to take controversial action even though there may be enormous political consequences. Unfortunately, most of the time […]

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