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Dogwood Initiative reacts to Harper’s “foreign money” comments

01.09.12 | Media |  Dogwood

Emma Gilchrist, Communications Director, for the Dogwood Initiative made the following comments in response to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Natural Resource Minister Joe Oliver’s remarks about “foreign money” influencing Enbridge Northern Gateway public hearings. “This is about fairness and democracy. When foreign oil companies like China’s SinoCanada, Korea’s Daewoo, Japan Canada Oil Sands, Britain’s […]

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British Columbians Worried about Foreign Investment in Canadian Resources, Not Philanthropic Support for Environmental Groups

01.09.12 | Media |  Dogwood

  VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA (Jan. 9, 2012) – A poll released today by BC environmental groups shows that almost 75 percent of British Columbians are worried about foreign investment in Canadian natural resources. The poll results show that only a small minority of British Columbians (15%) are concerned about charitable funding provided by US philanthropic […]

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Dogwood Initiative reacts to Enbridge Northern Gateway poll

01.05.12 | Media |  Dogwood

In response to polling results on the Northern Gateway pipeline released on behalf of Enbridge by Ipsos Reid today, Eric Swanson, Campaign Director at Dogwood Initiative, said the following: “Polling numbers routinely swing enormously depending on how the question is asked. In this case, the question of support for the pipeline is somewhat divorced from […]

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DFO seeks to reverse parts of 2010 decision on killer whale critical habitat

11.30.11 | Media |  Dogwood

(Victoria, B.C.) – Ecojustice, representing Dogwood Initiative and eight other environmental groups, will appear before the federal Court of Appeal today to defend a precedent-setting ruling that confirmed the federal government is legally bound to protect killer whale habitat. Ottawa has since appealed the ruling, arguing that it does not require Fisheries Minister Keith Ashfield […]

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BC local governments call on National Energy Board to consult public on Vancouver Harbour oil tankers

10.03.11 | Media |  Dogwood

VANCOUVER (Coast Salish Territories, BC) – An emergency resolution was passed by the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) on Friday stating that “local governments were not actively consulted regarding Kinder Morgan’s historic or planned expansion of oil tanker traffic”. Kinder Morgan has plans to dramatically increase the size and frequency of oil tanker traffic through […]

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Expanding B.C. coal industry nearly doubles province’s global warming pollution

09.27.11 | Media |  Dogwood

Victoria, B.C. – A report released by the Dogwood Initiative today reveals the rapidly expanding global warming impacts of B.C. coal and criticizes the provincial government for allowing these emissions to grow unchecked. “It will be a surprise to many British Columbians that our province is a major exporter of coal, the world’s most pollution-intensive […]

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Political hopefuls meet to plan sustainability-focused election campaigns

09.20.11 | Media |  Dogwood

MediaAdvisoryFor Immediate Release:  Sept. 20, 2011 Political hopefuls meetto plan sustainability-focused election campaigns (Victoria, BC) – Today, Tuesday Sept. 20, political candidates from across theCapital Regional District will be attending a presentation and facilitateddiscussion about campaigning to create a more sustainable region in municipalelections this November. The event has been organized by the Dogwood Initiative, […]

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Dogwood Initiative reacts to Enbridge Northern Gateway shipping agreements

08.24.11 | Media |  Dogwood

Victoria, B.C. — Eric Swanson, director of Dogwood Initiative’s No Tankers campaign, made the following statement in response to today’s announcement by Enbridge regarding shipper agreements for the Northern Gateway pipeline. “What Enbridge is saying today is that they have the support of shippers, but the support they need is that of British Columbians – […]

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