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Government Fudges the Numbers

09.02.09 | Media |  Dogwood

If you are looking for reliable numbers on the provinces fiscal health and commitment to the environment don’t look to the BC Budget. That is the message from BC Watchdog group Dogwood Initiative. “We first noticed the budget discrepancies in the government subsidies to the oil and gas industry.” said Will Horter, Dogwood Initiative’s Executive […]

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Throne Speech Paints an Oily Shade of Green

08.25.09 | Media |  Dogwood

“Despite the high minded rhetoric, today’s throne speech signals a move back towards the old resource economy,” said Will Horter, Executive Director of Dogwood Initiative. “It emphasizes support for big, dirty oil and gas infrastructure and gives nothing for energy conservation.” Dogwood Initiative’s Throne Speech concerns: Energy Corridor – BC Government support for a right […]

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Liberals LiveDumb

08.14.09 | Media |  Dogwood

VICTORIA – The Provincial Government tarnished its reputation as a climate change leader today as Blair Lekstrom, Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, announced the end of the wildly successful LiveSmart BC: Efficiency Incentive Program. The innovative LiveSmart BC program was directed at increasing the energy efficiency of homes across BC, an important step […]

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Community Defiant in the Face of Court of Appeal Decision

08.13.09 | Media |  Dogwood

VICTORIA – Communities, First Nations, surfers, and environmentalists refuse to admit defeat in the face of a Court of Appeal’s decision not to uphold the CRD’s progressive bylaws on former Tree Farm License lands in the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area. “Western Forest Products has continually shown disregard for the will of the affected communities. […]

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LETTER FROM CONSERVATION ORGANISATIONS TO WORLD HERITAGE COMMITTEE

07.28.09 | Media |  Dogwood

Find our collaborative letter to Mr. Banderin and members of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection of the Cultural and Natural Heritage of Outstanding Universal Value (World Heritage Committee) here: http://files.kori.fastmail.fm/public/LETTER%20FROM%20CONSERVATION%20ORGS%20TO%20WHC%2002%20JUNE%202008.pdf

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BC Group Urges Secretary Clinton to Say No to Dirty Canadian Oil

06.25.09 | Media |  Dogwood

Dogwood Initiative has joined an international network of environmental groups urging Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to deny permits for a series of pipelines designed to bring dirty oil sands crude into the United States from Canada. The groups, which launched their campaign yesterday, warn that the pipelines would undermine America’s leadership in creating a […]

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Environmental Groups to Minister Raitt: Plan to Speed Up Approval of Tar Sands Pipelines is Wrong Direction

05.22.09 | Media |  Dogwood

Victoria – Today environmental groups ForestEthics, Dogwood Initiative and Sierra Club Canada responded to Minister Raitt’s proposal to speed up the approval of pipelines by calling on her to strengthen, not gut, the process. “At a time when the U.S. is moving to seriously tackle global warming, our government wants to expedite the expansion of […]

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Enbridge not on hook for oil tanker spills

05.07.09 | Media |  Dogwood

VICTORIA – Enbridge CEO Patrick Daniel told shareholders at the company’s annual meeting that the Calgary-based company would not be financially responsible for oil tanker spills resulting from their tar sands project to BC’s north coast. “Our responsibility is for what we operate… [and] we will operate up to the terminal,” said Daniel in response […]

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