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You can’t make this stuff up

12.16.14 | Beyond Coal, Commentary |  Dogwood

On the weekend, B.C.’s Ministry of Energy and Mines posted a pretty audacious media release urging British Columbians to “Stuff your stockings with B.C. coal”. The release paints an awkward holiday picture complete with a Festivus Pole, explaining how everything holiday related somehow has a connection to coal. Minister Bennett ends the release by saying […]

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Premier Clark missing in action as calls grow for independent pipeline review

11.24.14 | Let BC Vote, Media |  Dogwood

Contact: [Lyndsey Easton] 250 858 9990 x29 Premier Clark missing in action as calls grow for independent pipeline review BURNABY – Fresh polling in a BC Liberal-held riding adjacent to Kinder Morgan’s pipeline and tanker terminal reinforces a growing problem across the province: British Columbians have lost confidence in Ottawa’s crude oil pipeline approval process. […]

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Voter turnout climbs across Salish Sea municipalities: candidates elected on promises to oppose crude oil, thermal coal exports

11.15.14 | Media |  Dogwood

Media Release For immediate release 15/11/2014 Contact: Lyndsey Easton (250) 370-9930 x. 29 Municipal candidates vowing to oppose Kinder Morgan’s oil sands pipeline project will form a majority on council in Vancouver, Burnaby, Victoria and Esquimalt, all places where Dogwood Initiative teams worked to get supporters out to vote on the issue. Candidates taking a […]

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Dogwood Initiative disappointed by injunction against Kinder Morgan demonstrators

11.14.14 | Let BC Vote, Media |  Dogwood

Dogwood Initiative, British Columbia’s largest non-partisan citizen group, today reacted to the B.C. Supreme Court decision to grant an injunction to Kinder Morgan to continue survey work on Burnaby Mountain. “This ruling grapples with an unresolved question that is central to all of our work,” said Will Horter, Dogwood’s Executive Director. “What’s more important? The […]

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Vancouver beach virtually destroyed by oil tanker spill with innovative technology stunt

11.12.14 | Media, No Tankers |  Dogwood

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 12, 2014 Vancouver beach virtually destroyed by oil tanker spill with innovative technology stunt VANCOUVER – Citizen group Dogwood Initiative illustrated the catastrophic damage an oil spill could cause to British Columbia’s coast with an innovative digital art installation in English Bay today. No wildlife were harmed in the making of […]

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Energy executive blasts Kinder Morgan review as “fraudulent,” quits

11.02.14 | Commentary, Let BC Vote |  Dogwood

Marc Eliesen has withdrawn as an intervenor in the federal government’s review of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline and oil tanker expansion project, detailing his reasons for quitting in a scathing 1,500 word letter to the National Energy Board. Eliesen is the former CEO of B.C. Hydro and the former Chair of Manitoba Hydro. A […]

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Democracy in action – Esquimalt

10.31.14 | Commentary, Election - municipal 2014 |  Dogwood

“Democracy in action” captured the scene this week at a lively all-candidates meeting in Esquimalt. It was standing room only as 14 candidates vied for the votes of more than 200 local residents. Co-sponsored by Esquimalt United Church and Dogwood Initiative, the session focused on ecological concerns: oil tankers off our coast, renewable energy, sewage […]

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Testing the Waters in Fort St. John

09.15.14 | Actions, Commentary, Let BC Vote, No Tankers, Organizing |  Dogwood

As much as we are buoyed up by our successes during these early months of the Let BC Vote campaign, many of us would admit to a lingering doubt about our ability to organize effectively in B.C.’s northeast. When I attended a few classes at UBC again recently, one of my professors went so far […]

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