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Dogwood reacts to B.C. government’s report on oil spill response

10.10.13 | Media |  Dogwood

VICTORIA – The Province of B.C. released a study today outlining “necessary improvements to achieve a world-class system to ensure B.C.’s coast is protected from marine oil spills.” Eric Swanson, Dogwood Initiative campaign director, said this in response: “I 100 per cent agree with the premier that we need improvements to deal with existing traffic. […]

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Fraser Surrey Docks environmental assessment announcement leaves more questions than answers

09.13.13 | Media |  Dogwood

Just days after news more than 24,000 people have signed petitions opposing further expansion of coal exports, Port Metro Vancouver announced it will require Fraser Surrey Docks to conduct further environmental assessment ahead of a decision on its coal terminal proposal. “Clearly the groundswell of public concern over this expansion project forced the port to […]

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Opposition to Vancouver coal export expansion gains momentum

09.10.13 | Media |  Dogwood

(VANCOUVER, B.C.) – As Port Metro Vancouver considers the Fraser Surrey Docks proposal, which would turn Vancouver into the largest exporter of coal in North America, opposition to coal export proposals continues to grow in the Lower Mainland. Over the summer, Dogwood Initiative collected 12,800 new signatures on a petition opposing the expansion of coal […]

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Taking the leap: Election team captain dishes on her experience

06.26.13 | Election - BC 2013, Organizer Profiles, Organizing |  Dogwood

I’ve always loved nature, but in my home of the U.K. we’ve pretty much removed all the wilderness we had, including 90 per cent of the forest and all of the large mammals except deer. When I moved to B.C. in 2011 to experience the big outdoors on a working holiday visa, I couldn’t believe […]

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Dogwood reacts to BC Liberals’ Enbridge recommendation

05.31.13 | Media |  Dogwood

  In response to the final argument submitted by the province of British Columbia this morning regarding Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Project, Dogwood Initiative Executive Director Will Horter said: “I think people on the coast and along the Fraser and Skeena rivers can breathe a sigh of relief. The government has now clearly said that it […]

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Dogwood reacts to B.C. election results

05.15.13 | Media |  Dogwood

  In response to the Liberal victory in today’s B.C. election, Dogwood Initiative Campaign Director Eric Swanson said: “The B.C. Liberals have not taken a clear position for or against Enbridge’s and Kinder Morgan’s oil tanker plans. Although No Tankers champions Rob Fleming, Jennifer Rice and Andrew Weaver were elected, tonight’s result is a disappointment. […]

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British Columbians call on Christy Clark to reveal position on oil tanker traffic at TV debate

04.29.13 | Media |  Dogwood

Vancouver, B.C. – Today British Columbians called on B.C. Premier Christy Clark to reveal her position on increased tanker traffic off B.C.’s coast at tonight’s televised debate. Both the Enbridge and Kinder Morgan pipeline proposals would lead to dramatic increases in oil tanker traffic off of B.C.’s north and south coasts. “B.C. NDP leader Adrian […]

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Dogwood reacts to NDP opposition to Kinder Morgan’s oil tanker plans

04.22.13 | Media |  Dogwood

This morning, B.C. NDP leader Adrian Dix announced his party’s opposition to Kinder Morgan’s plans to turn “Vancouver into a major oil export port.” In response to the announcement, Eric Swanson, Campaign Director for the Dogwood Initiative, said: “We applaud the NDP for standing up for the interests of British Columbians. Proposals to bring hundreds […]

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