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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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Fraser River coal port approval undermines Paris negotiations

12.02.15 | Beyond Coal, Media |  Dogwood

VANCOUVER, B.C., COAST SALISH TERRITORIES – On the very same day the historic COP21 climate talks commenced in Paris, Port Metro Vancouver approved a new thermal coal port on British Columbia’s Fraser River to ship the toxic fuel to coal-fired power plants in Asia. Monday’s approval to move millions of tonnes of U.S. thermal coal annually […]

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Numerous Groups Applaud Prime Minister Trudeau’s Leadership for Formalizing Pacific North Coast Oil Tanker Ban and Stopping the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline

11.12.15 | Media, No Tankers |  Dogwood

Vancouver, British Columbia, Coast Salish Territories (November 13, 2015) – A broad coalition of northerners, environmental groups and First Nations today applauded Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for his act of leadership in directing Transport Minister Marc Garneau to formalize an oil tanker ban on the North Coast of British Columbia, effectively stopping the Enbridge Northern […]

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A partnership that works!

11.10.15 | Commentary, Organizing, Strategy |  Dogwood

Dogwood and the BC Sustainable Energy Association (BCSEA) linked arms over a year ago to prepare for the federal election. The partnership took a lot of work, but it became a highlight of our election campaign in the capital region. Everyone loves a good partnership, but like a marriage, partnerships are notoriously difficult to manage. […]

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Federal B.C. Battleground Ridings Too Close to Call

10.14.15 | Media |  Dogwood

Media Release For immediate release 15/10/2015 Contact: Kai Nagata 778-829-6493 Federal B.C. Battleground Ridings Too Close to Call BURNABY – With days left in the federal election campaign, riding-level telephone polls conducted by Insights West for Dogwood Initiative show races getting tighter in the Lower Mainland, North Island and Interior. “Many voters are still making […]

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