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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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Riding-level polls show many mid-island voters still undecided

10.06.15 | Media |  Dogwood

Media Release For immediate release 07/10/2015 Contact: Kai Nagata 778-829-6493 DUNCAN – New telephone polls conducted by Insights West show a similar pattern across the federal ridings of Nanaimo-Ladysmith and Cowichan-Malahat-Langford. In both of the adjacent ridings, the New Democratic Party (NDP) candidates hold a modest lead over the Conservative Party contenders, with Greens in […]

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Conservatives Edge Upward in B.C. Ridings as Local Races Tighten

09.15.15 | Media |  Dogwood

Media Release For immediate release 16/09/2015 Contact: Kai Nagata 778-829-6493 Liberals make gains, NDP loses support, a mixed bag for Greens BURNABY – Fresh telephone polls conducted in seven local ridings in British Columbia show NDP and Liberal candidates as preferred choices, with the Conservatives holding steady or growing their support. The polling, conducted by […]

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Timing of RCMP move on First Nations camp questioned

08.27.15 | Media, No Tankers |  Dogwood

BURNABY – British Columbia’s largest grassroots citizen group is calling for de-escalation ahead of a possible police raid of the Unist’ot’en camp on the Morice River. “The Unist’ot’en camp has been at its present location for five years,” said Kai Nagata, Dogwood’s Energy & Democracy Director. “With no court order and no injunction, why the […]

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