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Best year-end fundraising total ever

01.16.17 | Fundraising, Media |  Dogwood

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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Resumption of American tanker barge traffic highlights safety gaps on B.C. coast

11.02.16 | Media, No Tankers |  Dogwood

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 1, 2016 UPDATE (9 a.m., Nov 2): The Dale R. Lindsey is anchored in Port Hardy on its way to Ketchikan, as foul weather continues to pound the central coast. BURNABY – The tug Dale R. Lindsey is on its way to Alaska, pushing more than a million gallons of fuel past […]

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Tanker decision too important to leave to politicians

05.19.16 | Citizens' Initiative, Let BC Vote, Media |  Dogwood

VANCOUVER – Teams of Dogwood canvassers will hit the streets Saturday morning, gathering signatures in support of an eventual province-wide vote on oil tanker projects. The renewed organizing effort by the B.C. citizen group comes after today’s conditional approval of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion by the National Energy Board. “This issue is too […]

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Preparations for oil tanker referendum continue

05.17.16 | Citizens' Initiative, Let BC Vote, Media |  Dogwood

BURNABY – Organizers with B.C. citizen group Dogwood Initiative are continuing with preparations for an eventual referendum on oil tankers despite the appointment of a new advisory panel to study Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain expansion proposal. “We welcome the government’s decision to hear from residents along the pipeline and oil tanker route, and we encourage […]

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Poll: British Columbians Ready to Take Big Money Out of Politics

04.25.16 | Ban Big Money, Media |  Dogwood

VANCOUVER – Voters in British Columbia believe corporations have outsized influence in determining government policy, thanks in part to unlimited political donations, a new poll by Insights West has found. The online survey of a representative province-wide sample was sponsored by Dogwood Initiative, a B.C. citizen group calling on the province to “Ban Big Money” […]

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Revised Kinder Morgan review must meet a high bar to restore public trust

01.26.16 | Media |  Dogwood

Burnaby – First Nations and environmental groups today welcomed the federal government’s announcement of a new “transition process” for projects under environmental review, including Kinder Morgan’s pipeline and oil tanker expansion proposal. However, more detail is needed to determine whether the new review will meet legal obligations to First Nations and succeed in restoring public […]

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Final Six-Month Countdown Begins for Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Pipeline

01.05.16 | Media, No Tankers |  Dogwood

VICTORIA – Not with a bang but a whimper, the end is finally in sight for Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline and oil tanker project. Enbridge’s failure to find any oil producers willing to sign shipping agreements means the National Energy Board will be forced to tear up the project permit at the end of June. […]

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Climate action won’t make bitumen float

12.07.15 | Media, No Tankers |  Dogwood

BURNABY – A landmark study released today by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences confirms the worst fears of residents along Kinder Morgan’s pipeline and oil tanker route: diluted bitumen sinks in water, making it nearly impossible to clean up a large spill with current technology. “Kinder Morgan is hoping climate action in Alberta will […]

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