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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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New anti-oil tanker ads released in run-up to B.C. election

03.19.13 | Media |  Dogwood

VICTORIA, B.C. – With the B.C. election less than two months away, Dogwood Initiative’s No Tankers campaign has released a new series of ads to get British Columbians talking about oil tankers at the dinner table and on the door step. The first ad shows a family sitting around the dinner table while Dad announces […]

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Face-to-face with Enbridge

02.12.13 | No Tankers, Organizer Profiles |  Dogwood

Terry Dance-Bennink is a breast cancer survivor who volunteers with the Canadian Cancer Society and local environmental groups. She’s a former vice-president academic of an Ontario community college and a writer/personal historian. With some trepidation, I signed up to speak at the Enbridge hearings in Victoria last January. I felt I had a duty to […]

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