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

01.18.17 | Beyond Coal, Commentary, General | 

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 | 

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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Best year-end fundraising total ever

01.16.17 | General, Media | 

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 | 

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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CORRECTED VERSION: Liberal MPs respond on Kinder Morgan

01.06.17 | Commentary, General, No Tankers | 

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 | 

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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2016 – Our Field of Stars

12.20.16 | Actions, Organizing | 

For this final Dogwood Organizing Newsletter in 2016, all you really need to know is in the stories and videos below. But here are a few highlights of what you did this year to make Dogwood stronger and better: Contributed to dozens of listening circles and came up with campaign ideas for Dogwood’s next 5-year […]

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